As I was just exploring some new words in French on the net ... I came across this common terminology to represent violation of unwritten social rules , ... Faux Pas ( pronounced Foh-pau or foh-paus ) ... A good example for this ...
In Russia Giving somebody an even number of flowers is Faux Pas !!. This should only be done in funerals. ;-) pretty strange huh ???
I was thinking what are the Faux Pas in India ? May be these are a few that i noticed ...
1. Touching women ;-) especially married .. unless she is related to you .
2. Walking in a house with your shoes on !
3. Coming for a marriage function without gifts . ( i think this is global )
I cant think of more ... ( Is it because of our extreme social openness or my inability to recall the last time i was civilized ?? )