Jeanne Sager Photography. Remember during President Barack Obama's inauguration when his daughters Sasha and Malia Obama hammed it up as the elder girl took shots of their goofy faces and hand signals with her cell phone. That's probably when the nation first realized the first daughters officially entered a stage that confuses parents everywhere.
Put down your coffee for a moment. Now, without thinking about it too much, use your hands to count to How did you do it?
The shockeralso known colloquially as "two in the pink, one in the stink,"   is a hand gesture with a sexual connotation. The index and middle fingers are kept together touching and the back of the hand faces outwards away from the gesturer. The gesture refers to the act of inserting the index and middle fingers into a vagina and the little finger into the recipient's anushence the "shock".
Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words. Physical non-verbal communication such as purely expressive displays, proxemicsor displays of joint attention differ from gestures, which communicate specific messages. Although some gestures, such as the ubiquitous act of pointing, differ little from one place to another, most gestures do not have invariable or universal meanings but connote specific meanings in particular cultures. A single emblematic gesture can have very different significance in different cultural contexts, ranging from complimentary to highly offensive.
One of the main problems travelers face is communicating with the locals. Even if you never leave home without your trusty phrase book, communication is as much about nonverbal cues as it is about talking. In fact, people rely more heavily on hand gestures and body language when in situations where they are unable to verbally interact with someone.
It often results from an accident or a medical condition. However, unexplained finger pain can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. The most common cause of finger pain is a hand injury.
Back to Health A to Z. This can make it difficult to move the affected finger or thumb and can result in a clicking sensation. It usually affects the thumb, ring finger or little finger.
By Kathleen Crislip. That would be an insult. And in some countries, the number three could be signified by a gesture that looks similar to the okay sign. So check out our list of hand gestures around the world, and take note if you'll be heading to any of these countries soon -- it's always best to err on the side of caution and try to avoid gesturing if at all possible.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. American rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday, popularised a hand gesture commonly used by heavy metal fans. But what does it mean?