Friday, June 07, 2013

gesture differences around the this and you'll never leave home

As anyone who has lived in another country knows:

  • signs are significant
  • gestures differences are huge
  • hand signals are signally handy
The catch is what does a gesture or hand motion mean/sign-ify in the nation you are in.
Using the wrong one could get you stared at, laughed at, married,  though to be a Gaither on crack, arrested.....or worse.

The internet/facebook is full of popularized memes/videos portraying the differences.

Here are two classic examples from better-trusted sources.

1)Going Dutch in Beijing: How to Behave Properly When Far Away from Home

 By Mark McCrum,scroll to pages 12-22 HERE

2)The chapter on gestures from 

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