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  • Shaking your index finger at someone while simultaneously frowning to indicate your disapproval of what they are doing. Onset of FoD in humans seems to occur at about age 60.

    June 20, 2008

  • Very interesting...

    June 20, 2008

  • Body language-ists say it is imitative of hitting them (the disapprovees) with a stick.

    June 20, 2008

  • Well, that explains why you rarely see anyone younger than 60 use it. We can't catch the disaprovees (aka "young whippersnappers") any longer and actually beat them with a stick, so we have to pantomime it.

    June 20, 2008

  • And then there is the finger of NO! - a cousin of the fistshake...

    June 20, 2008

  • I like it when soccer players do this to the referee. As skip says, it's a pantomime, in this case for the television cameras.

    I'm easily amused.

    P.S. I've become an expert in re-enacting Francesco Totti's shut-the-hell-up-we're-four-goals-in-front-so-you-can-fuck-off-home-now gesture, Roma v Juventus in 2005.

    June 20, 2008

  • Often called tsk-tsk.

    December 25, 2008