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GESTURE FOR HOT

HOT -- WET MIDDLE FINGER IN MOUTH, REACH IT FORWARD
AND JERK IT BACK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): TEMPERATURE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A KISS

A KISS ON THE LIPS SHOWS DEEP FEELINGS OF AFFECTION
OR A FEELING OF DEEP EMOTIONAL FEELING TOWARD A
PERSON. IT IS AN AFFECTIONATE, WARM EXPRESSION OF
FEELINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- S601
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14

Date learned: 01-23-1971

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ESKIMO GESTURE

THE ESKIMO DOES NOT INDULGE IN THE ACT OF KISSING
AS AN ACT OF LOVE-MAKING. KISSING SIGNIFIES
ONLY A FRIENDSHIP. THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES
INSTEAD OF KISSING, BY RUBBING THEIR ELBOWS ON
EACH OTHER'S.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.2
SPEECH -- Love Affection

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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"WAI" GESTURE

THIS IS DONE BY PUTTING THE HANDS TOGETHER IN A PRAYING
POSITION BEFORE YOUR FACE AND SLIGHTLY NODDING YOUR
HEAD. THIS GESTURE HOLDS THE SAME TRADITIONAL SIGNIFI-
CANCE AS THE AMERICAN HANDSHAKE, BUT ALSO SIGNIFIES
RESPECT, THANKS, AND APOLOGY.

James Callow comment: TIPS OF FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS AT LIPS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): THAILAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 10-24-1970

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IF YOU STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE, YOU ARE KISSING THE
DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 04-02-1971

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FINGER IN FRONT OF THE LIPS MEANS: SILENCE OR BE QUIET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions Silence

Date learned: 09-29-1965

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