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7 Common Hand Gestures That Could Spell Disaster [Infographic]

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There are a lot of different languages in the world, and they all have their very own way of expressing feelings. The very best one to express emotion is actually body language. It’s the most recognized language in the world, and it can be understood even if you’re on the other side of the planet. I am sure English and Chinese are the most spoken languages on earth, but body language is the language that most people understand. However, there are always some speed bumps that can complicate things between borders if you are not careful. Some gestures that you do with your body language can actually make things go horribly wrong since they might not mean exactly what you think they do in some parts of the world.

To keep you from putting yourself in a bad spot, the people over at Pimsleur Approach have put together an infographic to show you some examples of gestures that could go horribly wrong just because they have a completely different meaning in some other regions than where you are from. I would strongly suggest that you take a look at this infographic, memorize it, and make sure you load up that memory should you ever find yourself in another country.

Since body language is still the most recognized language in the world, I suggest you keep certain gestures within the group of people who know you and understand them. If you’re ever on a world broadcasted show for example, well, don’t make any sudden gestures because there is a big chance you will make a total fool out of yourself. I think I might even go as far as to include a caution in this article, just like I did in my Geek Gang Signs article. Chances are that there are gangs out there using the same signs for completely other meanings than what you would actually think they mean. This could potentially put you in a lethal position, which is not suggested. On the other hand, a smile is always a smile, and that is the best international body gesture you can ever express. So smile all you can!



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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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