Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending Without Words

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Chronicle Books, Sep 7, 2011 - Humor - 128 pages
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A hand gesture is arguably the most effective form of expression, whether you re defaming a friend s mother or telling a perfect stranger to get lost. Learn how to go beyond just flipping the bird with this illustrated guide to rude hand gestures all around the world, from asking for sex in the Middle East to calling someone crazy in Italy. Detailed photographs of hand models and subtle tips for proper usage make Rude Hand Gestures of the World the perfect companion for globe-trotters looking to offend.
 

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The book arrived quickly and in great condition. The book is very funny and a must for you to understand the hand gestures of other countries. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
BUSINESS AND NEGOTIATIONS
8
Fishy Smell
10
Crab Hands
12
Papo Furado
14
Tacaño
16
Sticky Fingers
18
Grass in Hand
20
Estúpido
64
Idiota
66
Stupid Head
68
Busu
70
Pepper Mill
72
Huevon
74
Queen Annes
76
Left Hand
78

ROMANCE AND INTIMATE RELATIONS
22
Rendezvous Fingers
24
Neck
26
Nose Brush
28
Hit That
30
Palms
32
High Beams
34
on the Nose
36
Hand Intercourse
38
Bird in Hand
40
Sapphic Palm
42
EVASIVE MANEUVERS
44
Les Boules
46
La Répète
48
Le Camembert
50
Chin Flick
52
Barbed Brush
54
On Se Tire
56
La Flute
58
WriteOff
60
DIPLOMACY
62
ADVANCED DIPLOMACY
80
Donkey Ride
82
Five Fathers
84
Here Doggie
86
Moutza
88
Beast
98
Wanker
100
Dick Head
102
Arm Thrust
104
The Concha
106
Corna
108
Cutis
110
Fodeu
112
ONWARD AND UPWARD
114
Bras dHonneur
116
Fist Thrust
118
ThumbsUp
120
124
124
126
126
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About the author (2011)

Romana Lefevre is an Austin, Texas-based writer. She spends half of the year traveling the world studying offensive language patterns of different cultures.

Daniel Castro is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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