Want to know how to easily piss people off in their own countries? Then check out this helpful guide by Cale, the artist behind the popular webcomic Things In Squares. Whether you're looking to upset the French, the Germans, the Mexicans or the Japanese, his tongue-in-cheek comics will show you the best way to go about it. Don't like the Italians? Then abuse their beloved spaghetti and watch the tears begin to fall. Want to know what really upsets an American? Give them a normal-sized plate of healthy food and find out for yourself. And if you really want to hurt a Canadian then just assume they're American and you've made an enemy for life. Scroll down to see if you can find your own country in there. Did he get it right? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to vote for the best!

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Stille20
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3 years ago

We are good with healthy food, but our portion size is OUT OF CONTROL.

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Kelly
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3 years ago

Not true: most Italians break spaghetti. Moreover, "mama" is wrong. Correct word is "mamma".

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Sheralyn
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3 years ago

I'm more curious as to what's on his arm.

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Jen
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3 years ago

This is a rule in my (non-Japanese) home too. Shoes are dirty people!

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Rico
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3 years ago

I'm french. I need wine. NOW.

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Nice

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I am German and all i am capable of are imperfect circles :'D

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sunnyrei82
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3 years ago

Do you want to know how to REALLY annoy a mexican? Tell us how much you like mexican food followed by "... at Taco Bell".

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Most of us would not be able to eat with just our left hand.

Molly Block
Community Member
3 years ago

The left hand in India is used for cleaning oneself after using the toilet---never to be used when eating! That is what this cartoon is all about.

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Becka Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

It is custom to eat and shake with the right hand because the left hand is for wiping your butt (although, they wash their hands too now most have running water).

Chris Circosta
Community Member
3 years ago

I think a lot of people are missing the point here. In India the left hand is considered to only be used for dirty/unclean things. e.g. People use water rather than toilet paper to wipe, and certainly don't use their right hand to do it. So to force an Indian to only use their left hand to eat is actually really disgusting.

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, it is. And the practice seems good.

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Person2638
Community Member
3 years ago

Noooo XD I would hate that!

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
3 years ago

For those of you who don't get the joke: They don't use toilet paper, they use their left hand to wipe their butt.

Ankita Sahani
Community Member
3 years ago

Indians don't wipe their butt. They wash it with water.

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Pat Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Look up WHY, folks, if this seems like a "dominant hand" issue only.

Trudie Akin
Community Member
2 years ago

It should say Arabs or Muslims.

Bruce DePenha
Community Member
2 years ago

What about Indians who are left handed?

CV
Community Member
2 years ago

We Indian, mostly eat from right hand, as we are right handed! The Indians who are left handed eat with left hand! Quite simple, isn't it!

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

They eat with their right hands because the left hand is used for wiping your ass. That’s just nasty.

Lynn Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

For Chinese, that is easy we have chopsticks

Daniel Murúa Martínez
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting. I eat using only my right hand, unless I'm using cutlery.

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 years ago

yuck

Elvy Tan
Community Member
3 years ago

you'll piss off mostly anyone if you handcuff them while eating like this.

Emily Dotson
Community Member
3 years ago

That's...actually really gross when you think of the implications.

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

They do this at Gitmo.

John Nathan Neil Dion
Community Member
3 years ago

The left hand is for toiletting so it's offensive to pass them things using your left hand. It's a show of disrespect. This taboo is also adopted by many South East Asian countries with Indic influence in the past (for example Malaysia)

fubukifangirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Indians would probably be horrified to know that most Americans wipe with their dominant hands and most Americans are right-handed.

Community Member
3 years ago

What if you're Indian and a lefty?

Trevin Blount!
Community Member
3 years ago

This also applies to Indonesia

Pat Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyone from that part of the globe, actually....

Yvonne Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

Yikes I mean, you WASH the left hand good correct? I cannot imagine wiping after number 2 with my hand eek...under the fingernails...

Bob 2.0
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone please explain this one to me. I guess I don't understand Indian culture well enough to understand he joke...

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

As Indians, we believe that only the right hand must be used while eating. The left hand is used for all other purposes. That may be considered a way to maintain proper hygiene. (however, certain times it becomes quite difficult for leftists)

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Brandon Paltoo
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3 years ago

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Get a fork

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Brenda Olano
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3 years ago

Lol I'm peruvian and I know many of us would react like that xD I'd be willing to try and be polite though.

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