Slavic sign language

Have you ever thought about your own movements during a conversation?
We noticed that most of our gestures are innate or genetically transmitted? I propose to understand the body language and sign language in this article.
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Russian man scratches his head when something puzzled. The question is - why?
Of course, it is unlikely to stimulate the blood circulation of the brain.
One version says that this gesture came from folk magic:
so that our ancestors called for help ancestor, kind of genius.

Probably it was originally improvised oath.
There is a hypothesis that such an expressive gesture of our ancestors showed their belonging to the Orthodox faith, demonstrating the cross. In addition, it is known that when some executions and corporal punishment executioners tore punished at the top of his shirt.
So, voluntary tearing of clothing as a persuasive argument was intended to show the person's willingness to climb on the block for the truth.

No less expressive gesture that articulated some desperate decision.
Headdress (along with the beard) for Russian men symbolized the dignity, integrity in society. Public removing caps considered serious disgrace, a kind of civil death.
Typically, this procedure were debtors. Voluntary throwing the hat on the ground demonstrated a willingness to go to the person most insane risk, where the price of failure could be the expulsion of the human society.

This gesture is one of the versions come from the military tradition of nomads
and I have been brought to Russia by Tartars. So "steppe" to take an oath to his overlord. Punching in the chest in a gesture had to show devotion to human rights.

As a rule, this gesture is mistakenly associated with the criminal "raspaltsovkoy" or fans "metal." In fact, "the goat" for several millennia,
and it has been associated with protection from black magic, evil spirits.
Perhaps the older generation still remember the nursery rhyme "There is a horned goat for small children ..." when an adult show how butting goat, depicting goat horns using the little finger and the index finger of his right hand.
In fact, it's not just a game with a child - thus our ancestors shot whammy with children.

In general, this gesture is typical for many cultures.
In Russia, on the FICO score is likely to have learned from visiting Germans are so vulgar gesture tried to seduce Russian ladies.
There's even a version that "guys" came from the German expression Ā«fick-fick machenĀ» (so sounded traditional German invitation to intimacy).
In the Russian tradition, a symbol of this gesture (perhaps due to the highly moral
Russian women) was transformed into a symbol of a categorical refusal.
And, over time, "guys" was used as a protective agent against evil forces: probably because of laxity of the German expats land equated to demons.

It is said that Tsar Peter the Great wanted to at the time the award for special merits
some talented artisan and asked him what he wanted as a reward.
He asked the royal privileges - free vodka drink in any tavern (vodka had already been a state monopoly). At the request of the master on his neck side put particular stigma in support of the right to a free drink.
This "document" and he makes special gesture.



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