Hand Jive – Top 7 Common US Hand Gestures May Lead to Trouble Abroad @The_Infographic @PimsleurTweets
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After reading this infographic, the stadium full of University of Texas Longhorn fans holding up their hands in a symbol of team spirit has a whole new meaning. Hand gestures, like culturally specific slang, do not always translate well across countries. American travelers have enough to worry about without inadvertently insulting someone. The peace sign moonlights as an often censored expletive when thrown up in Australia or New Zealand, and gesturing to “come here” with the pointer finger is punishable with jail time in the Philippines.