The International Language of Gestures

We take most of the gestures we make every day for granted: nodding means “yes”, shaking your head means “no”, a thumb up means “OK”, etc. But are they universal? Will people from other regions, countries, cultures understand what you mean when making these gestures? The answer is no. A while back, I wrote a post about counting with your fingers, commenting another post by Alex Barnett. Based on the comments received by Alex’s post you can already conclude that people around the world use their fingers in different ways to represent numbers.