Skip to comments.How Italians Learn to Talk
Posted on 03/25/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT by aquila48
If you're in need of a smile on your face - check this out.
At a young age (2), Leah is already very aware of her cultural trait of Italian hand speaking.
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Made me think about sitting at the kitchen table talking with my Grandma.
I miss her.
Remedy for a bad mood.
Sweet-—just 2years old and already showing that Sicilian ‘tude!
that’s really cute.
i am only 1/4 italian so my hand talking occurs far, far less than a full-blooded italian.....
Reminds me of my Grandfather, an Italian, NOT Sicilian.
No Italian here. We don’t even gesture with our heads. I think it comes from having a culture where generations have been writing and reading as much as conversing. You can’t gesture when you write and you don’t learn gesturing when you read. Or maybe gesticulating was developed as a means of keeping flies off the food.
A friend of mine shuts his wife up by cuffing her hands behind her. When she gets excited, she looks like Bruce Lee fending off an army. lol
Stereotyping is perfectly acceptable, when it’s about people with an European background.
Lots of comments on this thread about Italians and their gesticulations as though they’re unusual. When I was growing up in the South we often commented on Yankees and their hand movements when talking (Southerner don’t do that sort of thing). The standard comment was that if Yanks could not move their hands they would be rendered mute.
Very cute! Thanx for the smile this morning....cheers...and ciao!
Have you considered buying some sense of humor?
Lol! Some Sicilians are touchy that way. Italians from the mainland weren’t very nice to them over the ages.
But only slightly less well known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”
I have long know that Sicily was invaded by many peoples, but never thought that Italians were among the worst offenders. Perhaps this is why the Cosa Nostra consider themselves to be THE government of Sicily (of course this is self-serving in one way).
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