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Top 10 intercultural blunders of 2011

Published: Friday, Dec. 16 2011 8:06 a.m. MST

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Richard Drew, Associated Press
While protestors demonstrated in Cairo at the start of the Egyptian revolution in February, Kenneth Cole attempted to make a joke of it on Twitter saying, “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC.” Unfortunately, the tweet was viewed as an attack mocking the historic Arab Spring and offended many customers. The company deleted the insensitive tweet and later apologized.

Winners: The Egyptians are the tentative winners for having gained international support for their cause, but only time will tell if they can replace their previous dictatorship with a truly improved government.
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Lagomorph
Salt Lake City, UT

Another pizza-themed cultural blunder from 2011...

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin walk into a pizza shop in Manhattan. Except it's a chain restaurant. And The Donald eats his slice with a fork.

No self-respecting New Yorker would go to a chain pizzeria (especially when showing a guest the city). And the only proper way to eat it is to fold the slice in half lengthwise in your hand. Save the knife and fork for your pizza margherita in Napoli.

ComSen1
Sandy, UT

Seriously? You include Olivia Wilde about preparing "in Swiss" and let Obama go for his comment on the "Austrian language?"

Adam Wooten
Pleasant Grove, UT

Good point, ComSen1. That "Austrian language" comment could have been a good one to include. Thanks for the feedback!

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