Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand wrong words – especially when that picture is destined for foreign lands. The web is full of examples of cross-cultural visual faux pas, ranging in impact from “What does that mean?” to “OMG, that is offensive!”
The following categories of images must be evaluated for culture-appropriateness in each target country:
Let’s take a look.
Symbols and icons don’t mean the same thing to everyone. For example, here are some stop signs from various countries.
This set of images reminds me of a song ...