The Innocents Abroad (cultural misundertandings)

I posted this...

Let's share our favorite cultural misunderstandings inside The Innocents Abroad! šŸŽ¤

Some of our members replied this...

"EatingĀ šŸŒĀ ā€œsnail pattiesā€ while in France gave me a giggle." -E

"I love the repeated episodes of the lack of soap. You would think they would start taking some with them. One that I particularly enjoyed was when he was in the public bath and a woman tried to enter." -G

"I thought it was funny after visiting France that he said: 'I will conclude this chapter with a remark that I am sincerely proud to be able to makeā€”and glad, as well, that my comrades cordially endorse it, to wit: by far the handsomest women we have seen in France were born and reared in America.'" -C

"Omg. The start of chapter XLVIII!" -M

Which were your favorite situations that stemmed from cultural misunderstandings?

It's always more fun to read when you have someone to talk to about it. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Email me at and let's talk about what you thought about Twain's and his traveling companions' cultural misunderstandings.