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IN ITALY, IF A GIRL IS PINCHED BY A GUY IN THE REAR,
SHE IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORMS

James Callow Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 10-02-1969

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BEAUTIFUL

THERE IS A BRASILIAN GESTURE IN WHICH THE RIGHT
FINGERS ARE TUGGING AT THE EARLOBE, WHICH MEANS THAT
SOMETHING WAS GOOD OR BEAUTIFUL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED IN BRASIL FOR 6 YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BRAZIL ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BRAZIL

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-12-1970

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WINKING OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; DORM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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SOUTH AMERICANS OPEN ONE EYE WITH A THUMB AND FOREFINGER
A GESTURE CORRESPONDING TO THE AMERICAN WOLF WHISTLE.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F545
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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IN SPAIN, TO SHOW INTEREST IN A GIRL, THE MEN
PULL DOWN THEIR LOWER EYELID, INSTEAD OF WINKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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GESTURE FOR BEAUTIFUL

THE JAW IS DROPPED AND THE NAIL OF THE RIGHT FORE-
FINGER IS DRAWN FROM THE CHEEK BONE TO THE CHIN TO
INDICATE THAT SOMEONE IS BEAUTIFUL.

Where learned: ITALY

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 00001969 FALL

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