Italian gestures – aka the art of waving hands around (too much)

Everybody knows that Italy’s peculiar in all its aspects (one for all: its Prime Minister…). But what is more typical and cultural-bound than Italian gestures?

Several years ago – oh my, time flies! – I was told by an English mother tongue that my English was truly great. I was so happy and cheerful, really! … until the person added this: ‘if only you stopped moving your hands SO much…’

(…)

As I said, time ticks by and well, I now know it’s a good thing, that your culture is innerly what you are. Now I get to appreciate the fact that one can truly remain Italian (or English or French or Danish and so on and so forth) even when away from the homeland for long time.

And that it’s something you need to be proud of.

Hence, my post. These pictures are not totally ‘politically correct’ and possibly not very elegant (mild swearing is involved) but I did find them funny and fairly true….

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Hope you do too.

Ciao ciao,

Val

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