Perception is fact- how language and culture affect us

Great stories about how your world view affects your self:

Italians know more about their anatomy so get sick in different ways

The French suffer from heavy legs

I’m curious how this would relate to product design. Off the top of my head, the Japanese are fine with masses of incongrous detail everywhere, because they can focus in on one specific detail. Oh, and that designing a ‘fag machine’ could cause confusion in the USA.