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Old 02-13-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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The Most Cour*te*ous Cities
1 New York, USA 80 per cent
2 Zurich, Switzer*land 77 per cent
3 Toronto, Canada 70 per cent
4 Berlin, Ger*many 68 per cent
San Paulo, Brazil 68 per cent
Zagreb, Croa*tia 68 per cent
7 Auck*land, New Zealand 67 per cent
War*saw, Poland 67 per cent
9 Mex*ico City, Mex*ico 65 per cent
10 Stock*holm, Swe*den 63 per cent
11 Budapest, Hun*gary 60 per cent
Madrid, Spain 60 per cent
Prague, Czech Repub*lic 60 per cent
Vienna, Aus*tria 60 per cent
15 Buenos Aires, Argentina 57 per cent
Johan*nes*burg, SA 57 per cent
Lis*bon, Por*tu*gal 57 per cent
Lon*don, UK 57 per cent
Paris, France 57 per cent

The Least Cour*te*ous Cities
20 Ams*ter*dam, Nether*lands 52 per cent
21 Helsinki, Fin*land 48 per cent
Manila, Philip*pines 48 per cent
23 Milan, Italy 47 per cent
Syd*ney, Aus*tralia 47 per cent
25 Bangkok, Thai*land 45 per cent
Hong Kong 45 per cent
Ljubl*jana, Slove*nia 45 per cent
28 Jakarta, Indone*sia 43 per cent
29 Taipei, Tai*wan 43 per cent
30 Moscow, Rus*sia 42 per cent
Sin*ga*pore 42 per cent
32 Seoul, South Korea 40 per cent
33 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 37 per cent
34 Bucharest, Roma*nia 35 per cent
35 Mum*bai, India 32 per cent
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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What's with all the "*"?

American cities must be super-polite as NYC, at best, is sort of middle-of-the-pack among US cities.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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Funny I always thought New Yorkers were considered rude and aggressive, and although I´ve never been there, my ex gf was a New Yawker and she was certainly rude and agressive by west coast standards. I wonder how this list was compiled. I do like that fact that Sao Paulo was included in this list as it will upset people from Rio. I have been telling Cariocas (people from Rio) forever that people from Sao Paulo are actually really nice and respectful. Most Cariocas think Paulista´s reserve is a sign of rudeness. They don´t understand that their being loud and friendly in a very false way is rude.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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I thought Amsterdam was one of the most polite cities that I've ever been.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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new york and mexico city most polite and amsterdam and helsinki least polite??
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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What's with all the "*"?

American cities must be super-polite as NYC, at best, is sort of middle-of-the-pack among US cities.
Dunno, problem with CD
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They just picked the biggest city in 35 countries that western travelers are likely to have visited, and ranked them on arbitrary and hastily asselbled criteria, and then drew a line through the middle.

http://www.rd.com/family/good-manners/

I'll give them an A for effort---at least they actually went there, unlike most of the hokey rankings dreamed up by magazines.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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Just another article whipped up by hacks.

While I think that NYC's reputation for rudeness is unfair and unearned, I think Toronto and Auckland both smoke it for sheer politeness.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: FIN
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Makes sense. Helsinki people are quite rude and cold even on Finnish standards.
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