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Top 10 intercultural blunders of 2011

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

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Paul Sakuma, Associated Press
In November, Tobacco giant Philip Morris ran print advertisements in Pakistani newspapers and magazines, violating the Pakistan’s ban on such open advertisements of cigarettes. The company appears to have escaped with a slap on the wrist, but the penalties could have been much worse.

Winners: Pakistan has reduced the visibility of tobacco advertisements to minors.
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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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