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Top 10 intercultural blunders of 2011

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

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Elaine Thompson, Associated Press
After the tsunami in Japan, Microsoft tweeted the following message from its Bing Twitter account: “How you can #SupportJapan - For every retweet, @bing will give $1 to Japan quake victims, up to $100K.” The software giant was immediately accused of trying to profit from this tragedy, but Microsoft immediately apologized and donated the $100,000 without continuing the marketing campaign.

Winner: After that initial donation, Microsoft contributed millions more for disaster relief in Japan.
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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.

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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