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Obsolete Hand Gestures

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Natas0114

What? Everyone waves here in the south, whether they are strangers or not-and usually with a smile. It's considered extremely rude not to wave.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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Most of these seem to be obsolete technology gestures.

One more...
'Filming pantomime gesture'--reminiscent of hand-cranked 1920's era movie cameras.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Some of these have been replaced but you get the idea.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

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.


funny that she didnt know?

or spock shock?
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: Natas0114

What? Everyone waves here in the south, whether they are strangers or not-and usually with a smile. It's considered extremely rude not to wave.

Absolutely the truth, especially while driving on a secondary road.

edit on 4-5-2017 by TNMockingbird because: GEEZ! I always miss the good stuff!!!



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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Nobody like Italians.....



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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'Tip-o-the-hat' gesture.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

That Italian chick has some big damn hands.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

There were two, well known when I was a kid decades ago. But since the concept of shame has been eliminated from being a human malfunction worthy of objectifying, they have all but disappeared. I'll be that many of you don't even know what they meant.

To say "shame on you" in a digital form, you pointed with a forefinger and bent it back and forth.

The other "shame on you" gesture was about the same and I don't remembering it be well known. It again involved a forefinger pointed toward the offender and the other forefinger was repeatedly raked across the top toward the offender as if to scrap something off. These, as mentioned, are from my childhood long ago and may have been local regional customs.


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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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...still the sexiest in-flight safety video ever.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: TomLawless
The two fingered "peace" symbol, which used to represent "victory" now represents "only two genders".

I take it you mean the palm-away-from self version, which began as Churchill's "Victory" sign.
The palm-towards-self version had the same effect in the UK as the middle finger in the US. Now obsolescent because many English teenagers would rather be American. Also used as a "peace" symbol by global teenagers who don't know any better (and haven't tried it out in an Engish pub).



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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You know that one where you point to a female and give that clubbing gesture? That one's been out of favor for a while now.



Fun thread!



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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And do people still use the gesture of "chalking it up" when they think they have scored a point?
That is, using a wetted finger to make an imaginary mark on an imaginary blackboard?


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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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Does anyone aside from me wiggle their fingers in a typing mime to mean "google it"?
If yes, that's a bit obsolete as well.

Maybe that's just me.


Disraeli,
for the record, I haven't seen that one.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

The "Call me" with the thumb to your ears and pinky to your mouth. Phones don't look like that anymore.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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The "CHOO-CHOO" 'Train steam whistle arm pull down' gesture.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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Soon, when Tesla takes over the roads, the clamped hands turning left and right to indicate driving one's own car will go by the wayside as well.

I'll miss driving.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
The "CHOO-CHOO" 'Train steam whistle arm pull down' gesture.


That same arm pull-down gesture to get a truck driver to honk his air horn.
Great schoolyard fun back in the 70's!




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