Scandalous gesture, WHAT IS THIS!
Will you get hurt if someone shoes you a finger?
The index one.
Or a thumb?
Is there any difference?
Will you think this is a joke?
What will other cultures think of this scandalous gesture?
Group of different people:
An actor – the face of the first channel, the famous film critic, producer of the leading TV company…
IT-Director of the Western news agency…
…logistics manager, housewife, and finally, the author gathered in the studio in order to present scandalous gestures that shook the world in the last hundred years.
Here are a few more common European gestures, their meanings, and where you’re likely to see them.
Gently bring the fingers and thumb of your right hand together, raise to your lips, kiss lightly, and joyfully toss your fingers and thumb into the air.
This gesture is used commonly in France, Spain, Greece, and Germany as a form of praise. It can mean sexy, delicious, divine, or wonderful.
Be careful — tourists look silly when they overemphasize this subtle action.
Straighten the fingers and thumb of one hand, bringing them all together and making an upward point about a foot in front of your face.
Your hand can be held still or moved a little up and down at the wrist. This is a common and very Italian gesture for a query. It is used to say “What do you want?” or “What are you doing?” or “What is it?” or “What’s new?”
It can also be used as an insult to say “You fool.” The hand purse can also mean “fear” (France), “a lot” (Spain), and “good” (Greece and Turkey).
“Expensive” is often indicated by shaking your hand and sucking in like you just burned yourself.
Cheek Screw: Make a fist, stick out your index finger, and (without piercing the skin) screw it into your cheek. The cheek screw is used widely and almost exclusively in Italy to mean good, lovely, beautiful. Many Italians also use it to mean clever.
But be careful: In southern Spain, the cheek screw is used to call a man effeminate.