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Raine's avatar

Do you make a lot of hand gestures when you talk?

Asked by Raine (330points) May 5th, 2010

I do! I especially do it when I’m excited, which happens to be the reason why I drop my cell phone all the time.

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, I do tend to get a bit animated at times. So in my case sign language would not even necessary if I were with a person who was audially challenged, he/she would get the message immediately!

faye's avatar

Yes, I do and I like it when other people do.

Seaofclouds's avatar

All the time. The more excited I get while talking, the faster I move my hands.

Storybooklover's avatar

Yes. It’s something my cousins and I all do. And the louder and more excited we get the more violent our movements tend to be.

Ron_C's avatar

I am half Italian, of course I use my hands to talk. My grandmother told me that I wouldn’t be able to talk if my hands were tied,

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, I was raised by New York Jews, I can’t help it.

le_inferno's avatar

I am pretty sure I move my hands, but not exaggeratedly so. When I’m telling a story, most of my efforts go into imitating people.
My mom, on the other hand, is very into the hand gestures, even when she’s on the phone. It’s pretty amusing.

Fernspider's avatar

Yeah, I do it without noticing. People find it humourous to imitate me at times. * hmph *

El_Cadejo's avatar

Yes, im Italian.

bob_'s avatar


But since we have so many Italians in the house, I’ll throw in a joke: Why are you not allowed to talk to the bus driver in Italy? Because he needs to keep his hands on the wheel!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I used to do so more in the past.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I was raised in a Jewish family in a suburb that was primarily Jewish and I learned to communicate with lots of hand gestures. Now that I live in a very gentile, conservative rural area and I withhold the gestures that are not part of the culture of this region.

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, in fact my sons and grandsons have learned to use our own hand language from before they could talk.

noodlehead710's avatar

Most definitely! I have two friends from Italy, and I out-gesture them by a mile! I suppose miles are the unit of measurment for gestures, I hope you all understand :) I think it’s a habit I picked up while teaching foreign languages in an immersion environment, it really helps people understand and learn new languages better. Another bonus is, in a loud room I’m very easy to understand :)

XoXoDIExOxO's avatar

Yes.I hit a kid in the face once…poor kid

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