Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Usually Shrug Means 'I don't know' for the Person Shrugging- Not Here

July 10, 2010 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - epa02243992 Dutch forward Wesley Sneijder gestures during his team's training session in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 July 2010. The Netherlands will face Spain in FIFA 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg on July 11.

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - epa02243992 Dutch forward Wesley Sneijder gestures during his team's training session in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 July 2010.

There are a sub class of gestures, that I call 'Your Reflection Gestures' where the person displays a gesture that the other person should be showing.

Here we see it with a soccer player, he is showing his teammates their indecisiveness (saying with a gesture 'What's up?').

I most often see this with people that are showing embarrassment because someone else did something... well embarrassing.◦
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1 comments:

n said...

That is one of my least favorite gestures. Its one that, where I live, is used only when someone has proven themselves to be incompetent. The one gesturing is either pleading with them to show some competence or,when rivals,mocking their incompetence.If you see it you know the person doing it thinks you're a hopeless screwup.