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Obsolete Hand Gestures

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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Welcome to a totally frivolous topic.

Watching the news this morning, I saw the reporter use the 'turn the channel dial' hand gesture when talking about changing the channel on your TV.

I realized that this gesture is still commonly used by all ages...even though TV's with illuminated dials have been out of production for over 30 years.
This got me thinking...how many others of these obsolete hand gestures are still in active use today?

....then I had my second cup of coffee and my brain woke up.



Before the caffeine kicked in...I thought of a couple others.

1.) 'The manual car-window handle roll-down' gesture...
2.) 'The Finger slice across the throat' gesture, reminiscent of guillotine days.


So, ATS...can you think of any others?




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

The middle finger gesture is the most popular.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: IAMTAT

The middle finger gesture is the most popular.

Popular, yes.
But why is it obsolete?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
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EDT...okay, never mind...I looked looked it up.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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The wave.
People used to wave at each other as a sign of greetings. Even people who didn't know each other would be courteous and do this.
But this was a long time ago, before the world lost its mind.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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The two fingered "peace" symbol, which used to represent "victory" now represents "only two genders".

I guess it's not exactly obsolete, but it's ever changing.



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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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I don't think it's necessarily obsolete yet, but the thumb and pinky finger "phone" hand gesture don't seem to get used as much.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
The wave.
People used to wave at each other as a sign of greetings. Even people who didn't know each other would be courteous and do this.
But this was a long time ago, before the world lost its mind.


I think it was originally intended to show you were not holding a weapon...and, thus, a peaceful greeting.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: Tekaran
I don't think it's necessarily obsolete yet, but the thumb and pinky finger "phone" hand gesture don't seem to get used as much.


Good one.


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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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Index finger touching the thumb. A-OK, Lots of life still left in it..



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Frivolity on a 'blah' Thursday.

Maybe it's a regional thing but, I never see this one anymore and I saw it plenty when I was very young.

I think folks just put their hand up now in sort of a dismissive fashion.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: Natas0114
The wave.
People used to wave at each other as a sign of greetings. Even people who didn't know each other would be courteous and do this.
But this was a long time ago, before the world lost its mind.


I think it was originally intended to show you were not holding a weapon...and, thus, a peaceful greeting.


Perhaps we should bring it back then.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
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Did you seriously not know what that was?

I'm on a plane and everyone looked at me when I laughed, it was that funny.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:01 AM
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Tapping your wrist to ask for the time. I have never worn a watch, I still do it.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Could put a few...er... faces to it...but not a name.
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