The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World. Never use your thumb to hitchhike in Nigeria; and under no circumstances indicate "OK" to a German using your thumb and forefinger to form a circle--that would be rude. This revised and expanded edition of GESTURES covers body language from head to toe. From the intricacies of Japanese bowing to the best way to signal a waiter in southern Europe, this book is vital for an international traveler. Cartoon illustrations.
As featured in the New York Times and Reader' s Digest "An eye-opener into the pitfalls awaiting the unaware traveler." --Washington Post . "Can save the innocent abroad from great gobs of serious trouble." --Chicago Tribune. Before you raise your hand to signal the waiter, extend your thumb to hitchhike, or flash the "O.K." sign with thumb and forefinger, Stop! Think of where you are and exactly what you are trying to say--otherwise you could create an international incident. Remember when President Bush thought he was flashing the "V" for Victory sign to cheering Australians? (revised)
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