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9th Jan '18 10:31:10 PM GroLor
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* ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' posits that this came about due to everyone being too afraid to talk aloud around the Mafia.
19th Dec '17 2:35:56 PM EDP
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* Lila Rossi from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' accentuates her [[LargeHam hamminess]] with some spectacular gesticulation-or, as [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Volpina]], her flute.
12th Dec '17 1:11:49 PM eroock
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-->--'''Old joke'''

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-->--'''Old -->-- '''Old joke'''
31st Oct '17 10:36:33 AM EDP
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31st Oct '17 10:35:20 AM EDP
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* {{Justified}} in the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/12577696 La Befana as It Should Have Been]]'': Lila starts gesticulating wildly specifically when she goes "unleashing her hammy side" for the sake of properly underscoring the explanation of [[InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike how ridiculous the villain's name sounds to an Italian]].[[note]]The BigBad is known as Hawk Moth in the English dub, but in the original French he's named Papillon, meaning "butterfly"... And the first thing any Italian associate to the word "papillon" is the bowtie[[/note]]



* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the three American soldiers who have to impersonate Italians (without speaking a word of it) at a Nazi party punctuate every sentence with arm gestures. [[MagnificentBastard The guy they're trying to fool]] isn't (primarily because of his own mastery of the language), but goes along with the act since it's so funny.

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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/InglouriousBastards'', the three American soldiers who have to impersonate Italians (without speaking a word of it) at a Nazi party punctuate every sentence with arm gestures. [[MagnificentBastard The guy they're trying to fool]] isn't (primarily because of his own mastery of the language), but goes along with the act since it's so funny.
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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-->''Break ->''Break one of their arms.''
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.)
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