‘This Wine Is Fine': Five Different Gestures, One Simple Meaning

"'This wine is fine,' these five agree. The Sicilian standing at left pinches his cheek to show his pleasure; the American girl in center makes a sign of satisfaction with familiar gesture. Brazilian at right pinches the lobe of his ear, the seated French girl kisses her fingers, and the Colombian at lower right happily pulls eyelid."
Al Fenn
Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

When off on your travels, please take note: across cultures, there are many, many different ways to signal the same idea or emotion with a distinct gesture. Read More

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