Ecenbarger A Cultural Minefield Analysis

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A Cultural Minefield by William Ecenbarger is an article about how common gestures and customs at home have different meanings in other parts of the world. Ecenbarger has been to six different continents and didn’t realize until years later, that he offended or embarrassed his host during that time. For example Ecenbarger in Australia got into a taxi and jumped into the back seat. The taxi driver spoke to him in voice that made Ecenbarger nervous. In the United States it is a custom that you jump into the back seat whenever asking for a cab. However in other places like in Australia it is common to see people ride in the front next to the driver. There is many more examples like the way people eat, salute you and even the way you say thanks

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