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29th Sep '17 8:39:30 AM GGCrono
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-->''How do you give an Italian a speech impediment?''
-->''Break one of their arms.''

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21st Sep '17 4:02:57 PM GGCrono
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-->''How do you give an Italian a speech impediment?''
-->''Break one of their arms.''
-->--'''Old joke'''
8th Sep '17 8:08:03 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In the ''Toys/{{Shopkins}}'' webseries, Gino Gelati, being an Italian Tour team Shopkin, accentuates his speech with hand gestures, turning his nub-like hands into simply-defined fingers to emphasize them.
22nd Aug '17 3:15:12 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/{{Napoleon}}'', somebody at the war council held by the forces defending Toulon (which is described by the intertitles as "a veritable TowerOfBabel"--five languages are spoken: English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French) laments:
-->"Italians speak with their hands."
5th Jul '17 12:40:24 PM CosmicFerret
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* How do you silence an Italian? Bind his hands. (TruthInTelevision, as two Italians talking can be observed trying to restrain each other's gesticulating hands to ensure that they get a turn to talk.)
11th Nov '16 5:10:31 PM luiz4200
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* There's a joke on the varied warnings against talking to bus drivers. The joke says that, in Italy, the warning says not to talk to the driver because they need their hands to drive.
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31st Aug '16 4:12:42 AM karstovich2
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* Justice Antonin Scalia (who is of Sicilian ancestry) of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts U.S. Supreme Court]], when asked to respond to his many critics, famously cupped his hand under his chin and flicked it toward the questioner. Many news outlets reported this to mean "fuck off," but Scalia claimed the gesture is actually used in Sicilian culture to mean "I couldn't care less."

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* The late Justice Antonin Scalia (who is was of Sicilian ancestry) ancestry and quite proud of it) of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts U.S. Supreme Court]], when asked to respond to his many critics, famously cupped his hand under his chin and flicked it toward the questioner. Many news outlets reported this to mean "fuck off," but Scalia claimed the gesture is actually used in Sicilian culture to mean "I couldn't care less."
8th Aug '16 10:18:45 AM Morgenthaler
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8th Aug '16 10:10:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EarthTheBook'', on the development of verbal language:

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* ''EarthTheBook'', ''Literature/EarthTheBook'', on the development of verbal language:
30th Jul '16 5:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''DaveBarry[='=]s [[BlatantLies Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need]]'' claims that the Dutch speak "Dutch, English, French, German, Flemish and Frantic Arm Gestures".

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* ''DaveBarry[='=]s ''Creator/DaveBarry[='=]s [[BlatantLies Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need]]'' claims that the Dutch speak "Dutch, English, French, German, Flemish and Frantic Arm Gestures".
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