Thursday, August 15, 2019

This Book Can Save Your Life

Chris Clarke has created an English version of Francois Caradec's Dictionary of Gesturesan illustrated guide to more than 850 gestures and their meanings around the world, from a nod of the head to a click of the heels.

First published in 2005, it's a compendium of movements involving everything from the lips to the eyelashes to the knees. The book is organized by the part of the body that is used to make the gesture. He starts with the head, the temples, the ear and the forehead, and works his way down to the groin, the genitals, the thighs, the knees, the legs and the feet.'

More: CBC Radio

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