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Obsolete Hand Gestures

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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My all time favorite.

Metalhead with a sense of Humor.



Outdated and/or forgotten.

I feel so alone.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Hi zosi.

I don't think I'll ever trust a self driving car. Atleast not yet.

By the way, that's the one (avatar)




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:39 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 guess it's not exactly obsolete, but it's ever changing.




Wait what? Peace symbol is now about gender??

Man have I been out of the loop!



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Hi hunter!
I do not like the prospect either, and will hold out as long as I can (until human drivers are deemed hazardous due to unpredictability).

Or perhaps that will never happen.. who knows?

Here's a bit of Shakespeare with an obsolete gesture

"I will bite my thumb at them"

Don't think it would hold up in a schoolyard brawl these days.

aww got beat to the thumb bite. shucks (snap in the air gesture)
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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In defense of the window rolling down gesture:

If you pull up next to me, hooking your index finger (modern push button windows) I am not going to have a clue what you are telling me.
But my mind will go to the gutter, and I will probably give you a gesture that I hope never goes obsolete.

And my brain even read the thread title as Obscene. LOL



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:55 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.


I think this is still used to some degree. What isn't used as often is the variant... turning the phone symbol over to tell someone to "hang up". Since you don't really 'hang up' phones anymore.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Finger across the throat doesn't translate well across the universe.





posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: okrian

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.


I think this is still used to some degree. What isn't used as often is the variant... turning the phone symbol over to tell someone to "hang up". Since you don't really 'hang up' phones anymore.


Aside from phone booths.

Another good one.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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Twisting your finger around your ear when someone is being screwy/crazy/cuckoo.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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The motion of "opening a container with a bottle/can opener"?
Today, most bottles are twist offs, and most cans have a built-in pop-top that stays attached to the can.


ETA: Referring to one of these for those too young to remember.

edit on 5/4/2017 by Krakatoa because: added pic



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:34 PM
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Using a "hand crank" motion to mean "start your automobile".



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Nobody like Italians.....


That was like a trip down memory lane for every family holiday dinner.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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Rubbing thumb and forefinger together to indicate 'Money'.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Using your index and middle finger to make a 'walking' gesture.


Like, what loser doesn't have a chauffer these days?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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"Churning butter" motions.

I got kicked out of Waffle House for that one.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
"Churning butter" motions.

I got kicked out of Waffle House for that one.


I hear ya.
I got kicked out of the library for using the old 'Waxing the Buggy Whip' hand gesture to the librarian.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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I grew up in Southern California so this might have been proprietary to that part of the country, but I haven't seen the self head pat for doing something awesome since I was a kid.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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Making a fist with extended pinky, and/or gesturing with a limp wrist used to be a sign for "gay."

I would assume it's not politically correct anymore though




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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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Just quoting you here Narco :

Wait what? Peace symbol is now about gender??

Man have I been out of the loop?

Don't you mean "Woman" have I been out of the loop?


Warmest

Lags
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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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.

The wave goes with tipping of the hat, it's just no done much any more north of Kentucky. In the South we still throw a hand up even in traffic.



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