Talking With Your Hands

United States
August 14, 2015 3:34pm CST
I am originally from Louisiana, and it's common knowledge that we tend to talk with our hands. No, folks, I don't mean hand gestures such as shooting someone the bird. Although those have been included quite a few times. I mean normally when we talk, our hands are constantly in motion, moving just as much as our lips. So for me chatting online and my fingers flying over the keys, makes me feel quite at home. Do you use your hands when you talk?
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
14 Aug 15
Ohh...nod nod...that explains soo much! Yes...I do. I've been told that if I sat on my hands I wouldn't be able to speak at all.
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• United States
14 Aug 15
Oh does it now? I am sure you are referring to the fact, I run my lips too much, right?? Have you ever tried it? I mean sitting on your hands while you talk.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
14 Aug 15
@TexanTornado well....duh!
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• United States
14 Aug 15
@1wldngl I knew it! I just knew it! LOL
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@GardenGerty (99268)
• United States
14 Aug 15
I do not think I talk with my hands too much. I always heard it was Italians that talked with their hands. Never heard that about people from Louisiana.
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• United States
14 Aug 15
Too much? So you do use your hands when you talk. Oh yeah, us Cajuns are well known for it. The more excited we get with our talking the more the hands go.
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@GardenGerty (99268)
• United States
14 Aug 15
@TexanTornado I may occasionally gesture but not often. Mostly I talk with my hands online like this.
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• United States
14 Aug 15
@GardenGerty I understand. Yes, typing can be considered using your hands to talk.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
15 Aug 15
I'm not from Louisiana, but I've been known to use my hands when I talk from time to time!
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• United States
15 Aug 15
Tend to get a bit animated while talking.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
15 Aug 15
Nothing wrong with that. It's more fun that way!
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• United States
16 Aug 15
@sacmom You got that right!! I completely agree with you there.
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@sofssu (14462)
15 Aug 15
I don't talk with my hands so much..I do gesture sometimes but I am a little conscious of this.. I have knocked down mikes while giving talks and lectures.. so I tend to restrain myself.
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• United States
15 Aug 15
I can see that happening. Perhaps you need a mic where they could just clip it onto your top.
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@sofssu (14462)
15 Aug 15
@TexanTornado yup.. I finallly switched to that and get entangled sometimes.. I am a little clumsy you see
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• United States
15 Aug 15
@sofssu Bites my lip.. Ok, I am not saying anything.
@allknowing (65075)
• India
15 Aug 15
It was the same with me but with some control it has reduced a bit now but I still use my hands to express.
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• United States
15 Aug 15
I guess I just have no control. Especially when I get excited about something I am talking about, it seems my hands have a mind of their own.
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