Re: SV: Body language (was: Re: Enterprise)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 5:08|
On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:14:49 -0500 "E. Notagain" <ecg321@...> writes:
> >Maybe it's a Mediterranean thing (hence the southern, but not
> >Italians). Jews are also known for 'speaking with their hands'.
> In a
> >linguistics class i took last semester, we had to give
> presentations and
> >the other students would critique each other's presentations. One
> of the
> >sheets i got back said i had 'violent arm motions' ;) .
> >-Stephen (Steg)
> My mother's 10th grade teacher once speculated that she [my mother]
> couldn't talk if he held her hands down -- and when he did, she
> couldn't think of anything to say.
> Even now my friends tell me that my mother looks like she's going to
> whack somebody in the head when she talks.
> If I'm trying to think of something to say, even if I'm typing, I
> have to
> move my hands in some way (usually twirling a pencil). It's quite
> odd when
> you're using Instant Messenger and waving your hand to emphasize
> something. <g>
> Is it possible that the hand movements might have something to do
> with the
> ability to communicate? Like, people who are raised talking with
> hands tend to have problems thinking or just getting their message
> if they're not moving their hands? (just speculation -- though it's
> something I've observed amongst my family and friends)
> --Erin Notagain---
Actually, when i used to play video games a lot at a friend of mine's
house, he would make fun of me for the amount i would move during
gameplay. When i made the character on the screen jump, i would bounce in
my seat; when they moved left or right, i would tilt in the same
Also, when chanting biblical texts i have the habit of waving the fingers
of my right hand around in a way that roughly matches the tune of the
"she is beautiful!"
~ andrew w k