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Iraqi Sign Language

Post by Sloth » Thu May 18, 2006 9:18 am

In Iraqi Sign Language the sign for 'American' is to make your hand like a gun and pull the trigger in quick succession.

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Post by Sloth » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:20 pm

That's not a joke by the way.

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Post by Sloth » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:51 am

This is though (from the Onion)

Misinterpreted Foreign Business Gestures

When working at a foreign business, it's important to learn the customs and body language of your new associates. Here are the most commonly misinterpreted gestures in other cultures, and what they mean:

* Nigeria: Eye contact in restroom legally transfers bicycle ownership

* Ukraine: Smiling means you successfully fixed a national election

* Thailand: Closed fist moved up-and-down in a "wanking" motion can be misinterpreted as "You are a good little boy and are working very hard to make the sailors happy around the 'house'"

* Sudan: Twiddling your thumbs means you are bragging that the warlords have yet to cut off your thumbs

* Germany: Shaking your head communicates "I was unimpressed by your avantgarde one-man show last night"

* Dominican Republic: Scratching your forearm and adjusting your shirt-sleeve can be misinterpreted as the hit-and-run sign

* Angola: International sign for choking equals "Hello"

* International: While both fists thrust forward with the index and pinkie fingers extended means "Metallica!!!" in North America, it means "Sepultura!!!" in Central/South America and "Turbonegro!!!" in Europe

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Post by marky » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:15 am

I can only try to imagine if New Order will ever release any more material before armageddon happens.

This is some fantastic posting on your part, though, Sloth.

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