Monday, February 25, 2013

Culture: Ayiti




Based on gestures alone, Paige wins the 'most assimilated' award, she uses most of these.  The palmslap gesture for "I don't know-don't ask me-I cannot do anything" is probably the most useful and most frequently communicated. (The more you know, the less you understand ... therefore that palm slap comes in pretty handy.)

6 comments:

Britney said...

I love this video.

My favorite Haitian noise is when they say "oh-oh" in disbelief.

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jillymags said...

Would love to see a the Livesay video reenactment of these gesture:-)

Dindinha said...

We use most of those gestures in Brazil, too! Loved to know how our africans roots make us (Brazilians and Haitians) so much alike!

Amy said...

I love it! JM still does some of those things. Hysterical!

Becky said...

Uh oh! #6, I yawn all the time because the darn roosters keep me up at night and I'm tired, not because I'm hungry. Altho I've never had anyone offer me an apple. Ha