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A KISS

A KISS ON THE CHEEK OR FOREHEAD IS A TOKEN OF BEING
PLEASED OR SHOWING APPRECIATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- S601
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.11
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 01-23-1971

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ITALIAN GESTURE

WHEN ITALIANS PLACE THEIR POINTER FINGER IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE CHEEK, IT MEANS SOMETHING IS VERY 'CHIC.'
A SIGN OF APPROVAL.

Where learned: GRAND RAPIDS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- S601
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ADMIRATION GESTURE -- BRUSHING OF PALMS OF EXTENDED RIGHT
HAND WITH RIGHT HAND OF ANOTHER.

Submitter comment: OBSERVED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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BLACK POWER SIGN--A FIST WITH THE ARM BENT UPWARD.
SYMBOLIZING POWER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.2
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Salutes
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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CLAP CHEER--CLASS A, B, AND C.

USED BY BOY SCOUTS FOR SHOWING APPRECIATION OR IN LIEU OF
APPLAUSE.
CLASS A: NO. OF CLAPS WITH PAUSES AT COMMA: 4, 2, 2, 4,
2, 2, 4, 4, 1
CLASS B: 4, 2, 2, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, -
CLASS C: - - - - - - - - 1
"-" INDICATES WHERE NO SOUND IS MADE; HANDS ARE NOT BROUGHT
TOGETHER FULLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 10-18-1968

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APPLAUSE: INSTEAD OF CLAPPING ONE'S HANDS, SNAPPING OF
FINGERS WAS SUBSTITUTED, PARTICULARLY IN COFFEE HOUSES
OR THE LIKE.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY ; NEW YORK

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 00001959-1960

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TOO GOOD FOR WORDS

WHEN TWO INDIVIDUALS (USUALLY ATHLETES) SLAP THE PALMS
OF THEIR HANDS TOGETHER, THEY ARE MAKING A GESTURE OF
MUTUAL CONGRATULATION. IF BOTH HANDS OF BOTH PERSONS
ARE SLAPPED THE MEANING IS REINFORCED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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SWAT ON THE RUMP

IT IS ACCEPTED IN FOOTBALL THAT THE REWARDS OF A GOOD
PLAY OR A NICE TRY IS A SWAT ON THE RUMP WITH THE OPEN
PALM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; FOOTBALL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SABAE - CONGRATULATORY BOW

THE "SABAE" IS A FORMAL BOW WHICH CONGRATULATES SOMEONE
SUCH AS ON HIS BIRTHDAY OR NEW YEAR'S DAY, AND
PROMISES THAT HAPPINESS AND GOOD LUCK WILL COME.
THE MEN BOW FROM THE WAIST AND THE WOMEN MAKE AN
ELABORATE AND GRACEFUL BOW MAKING THEM PROSTRATE.

Submitter comment: FROM SEOUL, KOREA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B881
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Good luck
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Magical Good luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A GESTURE THAT SHOWS VICTORY OR GREAT SATISFACTION
IS WHEN TWO PEOPLE SLAP EACH OTHER'S HAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GIVE ME SOME SKIN

THIS IS A GESTURE WHICH STARTED AMONG NEGROES, BUT
HAS RAPIDLY SPREAD TO MANY WHITE MEN AS WELL. (OF
COURSE, THE ONLY PLACE I HAVE SEEN THIS HAS BEEN
IN DETROIT). THE HAND OR HANDS OF ONE MAN (I HAVE
NEVER OBSERVED WOMEN DOING THIS) IS (ARE) THRUST
OUT PALM UPWARDS AND IS (ARE) SLAPPED BY THE HAND
(HANDS) OF THE OTHER. IT IS USED TO EXPRESS A FEELING
OF "SOUL" BETWEEN THE TWO MEN--A FEELING OF INTENSE
AGREEMENT WITH THE OTHER'S MOOD.
THIS IS PERFORMED WITH VARIATIONS. SOMETIMES, ONE MAN
TURNS AROUND AND EXTENDS HIS HANDS (PALMS UP) OUT
BEHIND HIM TO BE SLAPPED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CUSTOM

JAPANESE DO NOT APPLAUD AT A PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC
DRAMA. RESTRAINT IS THE KEYNOTE OF EVERYTHING OF A
HIGH CHARACTER, AND THE GREATEST TRIBUTE THE AUDIENCE
CAN PAY AN ACTOR OR SINGER IS PROFOUND SILENCE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THE ABOVE WHILE GROWING UP IN
JAPAN AND HAS ATTENDED SUCH PERFORMANCES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions Silence

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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GESTURE INDICATING TASTE APPEAL

PUTTING THE INDEX FINGER TO THE CHEEK AND TURNING
THE FINGER BACK AND FORTH WHILE TOUCHING THE CHEEK
INDICATES SOMETHING DELICIOUS. IT IS A SICILIAN
GESTURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Eating

Date learned: 10-03-1969

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GOOD THINKER--TAPPING FINGER ON HEAD.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND.

Where learned: HOSPITAL

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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