winks to get attention

Posted by Pieter on November 09, 2008

Did you ever notice the different winks people use in countries to express themselves or get attention. Here some that were remarkable for me:

– In the Philipinnes they point their lips forward and raise their chin. This is an expression that is used for many things: pointing direction, stating that you are listening, that you understand it, that you want attention.

– In Syria people make this short sound you make when you suck a little bit of air along your tongue. (In Holland you make this sound to express you think something is not right). In Syria they express that they get your message. This confused me every time.

– To indicate that you have to come over in many countries people move their hand downwards. I am used to wave with your arm towards your body.

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