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whichbe commented on the word finger of disapproval
Often called tsk-tsk.
December 25, 2008
bilby commented on the word finger of disapproval
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
trivet commented on the word finger of disapproval
And then there is the finger of NO! - a cousin of the fistshake...
skipvia commented on the word finger of disapproval
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.
johnmperry commented on the word finger of disapproval
Body language-ists say it is imitative of hitting them (the disapprovees) with a stick.
Prolagus commented on the word finger of disapproval
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.
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