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Is so, why?

 

On location T.V. news reporters are great at it! Watch their hands at the bottom of the screen as they gyrate and gesticulate in a totally meaningless manner. Why do they do it? What do they think that it actually means? Do they seriously think it can be understood? I have watched people using a mobile phone doing it for heavens sakes!!

 

It is, by and large, totally meaningless and completely incomprehensible, so why do people do it?

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its because most reporters are nervous and aren't allowed to smoke fags on tv, so resort to some other kind of fidgeting!

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My wife does. It is a trait of hers that I hold very dear, but I will still ridicule her on when given the opportunity......It usually ends in violence aimed at me.

Paul

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What do you call an Italian without hands?

 

A speech impediment. :D

Be good and you will be lonely.
~ Mark Twain

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i dont ,except for a popular one at agincourt (sp?)

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

Life insurance? you wont enjoy a penny!

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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I asked her Peter, she doesn't know why she does it. She's a very expressive person and a much better communicator than I am. Must be something to do with that I guess? :confused: Great fun extracting the Urine when she's had a few though. :D

Paul

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chesters1:

i dont ,except for a popular one at agincourt (sp?)

Yep, that is right chesters except for one small point - can we have a capital A please? :rolleyes:

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can we have a capital A please?

probably not ,why change at my time of life ,more importantly capitals need 2 fingers

the other hand is used for tea transferance etc

 

[ 06. May 2004, 10:24 PM: Message edited by: chesters1 ]

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

Life insurance? you wont enjoy a penny!

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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Alledgedly, Peter, over 80% of all communication between humans is non-verbal, i.e. body language, gesture, facial expressions, eye contact etc.

Paul says that his good Lady uses gestures (more gestures than the one Chesters alludes to) and that she is an excellent communicator.

However, I find the hand gestures used by said news reporters infuriating, they look choreographed and are usually only used for emphasis and in a very wooden manner. Tony Blair does it too.

I find the use of hand gestures in a fluid, unselfconscious manner a very pleasing form of communication.

 

(Tin hat on, comfort blanket tightly clutched, awaiting Chester's ascerbic retort) :D

Help me unhook these, please.

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