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RIGHT HAND

WHEN YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE MONEY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN COLOMBIA, FROM LIVING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Subject headings: Observation

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LEFT HAND

WHEN YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES YOU ARE
GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMETHING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN COLOMBIA, FROM LIVING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-12-1967

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INTELLIGENCE

WHEN A PERSON POINTS TO HIS HEAD, HE'S INDICATING
THAT HE'S INTELLIGENT.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Self approval Boasting

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REGARDS TO HAND SHAKING -- WOMEN

TO SHAKE A WOMAN'S HAND, ONE GRASPS HER FOREARM
GENTLY AND PROCEEDS TO SHAKE HER HAND IN THIS MANNER.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.11
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations

Date learned: 06-12-1964

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TO WAVE GOODBYE, YOU WAVE YOUR HAND BACK AND FORTH OR FROM
LEFT TO RIGHT.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Goodbyes Leavetakings

Date learned: 06-12-1967

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DIDN'T HEAR

IN ORDER TO INDICATE THAT YOU DIDN'T HEAR SOMETHING
YOU CUP YOUR HAND OVER YOUR EAR.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN COLOMBIA, FROM LIVING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Keyword(s): DEAFNESS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.2
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: 06-12-1967

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TO CALL A PERSON TOWARD YOU, YOU WIGGLE YOUR FOREFINGER
TO{WARD} YOURSELF.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN COLOMBIA, FROM LIVING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COME HITHER GESTURE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: 06-12-1967

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