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Sign gestures are cool. Well... sometimes if you know how to use them without offending somebody. Sometimes, they can be useful when you do not know the local dialects but any of these gestures might led you into trouble if you are not careful. 
 
It is said that 55-80 per cent of our communication is nonverbal_communication that includes gestures you see below.

Victory Sign
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                                                                            “peace”
When done behind a person’s head means “cuckold” it’s offensive (Italy, Spain and Portugal)

Reverse Victory
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                                                            “F*** Off!” (UK, Aus)
                      In other countries this is means “peace” just like the victory sign

OK
 
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                                                            “OK” (US)
                                                      “money” (Japan)
                                               “A***hole” (Brazil, Germany)

Thumps up
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This gesture means "one" or "number one". Sign of Approval (US, Western Europe)
This can also mean “Up Yours”, offensive (Middle East, West Africa, South America and Russia)

Crossing the fingers
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This means “wishing for good luck or fortune”. Another interpretation could be seen as “here’s hoping”. The gesture was believed to ward off evil.

The thumbs down
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                        Means that something is bad or not accepted. “You failed”.

Index Finger

                                       “Wait” (US and Western Europe in Middle East),
                                               “F***ck You” (Turkey and Greece)

Index Wagging
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Impolite way of saying “Come here”. For others this means a possible sexual invitation

Open palm-motion downward 
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                             It is an authoritarian signal that states “Stop, Sit, or Enough”

Hand up -Palm open 
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                                                                   "Stop! Stay away."

Looking at wrist (watch or no watch)

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         It's a sign of impatience or irritation. It is “time” for the communication to end.

Pointing finger
 
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Pointing at people is rude meaning “You!” Depends upon a situation. Sometimes this gesture is use to identify a specific person in the group.

Vulcan salute
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                       “Live Long and Prosper” used by Spock in Star trek TV series

Bang Bang
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This gesture can mean “I am going to kill you”. In the US, this can be a gesture of greeting someone

Time out
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                                              “Technical foul” in sports. In UK “tea break”

Blah blah
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                                        “Boring”, “I am not listening”, “You talk a lot”

Evil eye
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  This gesture is said to curse or to remove a curse. To curse someone, the hand is jabbed forward and the pointed at the heart of the person you want to curse.
                                     Rock music: this is a heavy metal salute
Horn hand twist
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The wrist is twisted back and forth. This gesture is used to insult a man because his wife or girlfriend is having an affair (offensive) in Italy and Brazil.

Pinching
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                        “So you get the idea?” it can also mean "what are you saying?

The steeple:

                                                                 “I am Listening”

Means confidence. In many cases this is a superior to subordinate hand gesture. It is also a gesture of listening patiently.

Crooked Index
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The “crooked finger” is seen as an impolite hand gesture. Parents can use it on their child as a gesture meaning “come”. People use this to call a waiter. In some Asian countries it is used for calling a prostitute or calling an animal.


Fist gesture
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Means Defiance against authority, solidarity and anarchy. According to some, anarchists and protesters raise the right fist and communists the left.

Begging
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Please give”

 Palm -open and closed
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This is a gesture of aggression. "I’m ready for you...come let’s fight! Make the first move....if you are tough enough!"
The Finger

         Universal meaning means “F***ck you!” also called “flipping the bird.”

Just a reminder if you are not sure about the meaning of gestures in a foreign country please do not use them. You might land in jail or somebody might beat you up without you knowing you offended them.


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