History Main / NonverbalMiscommunication

6th Feb '18 4:27:50 AM Omegatron
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* ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' provides us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/24487 this]] fine example of workplace communication. At least they figured out ''some'' of it.

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* ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' provides us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/24487 [[https://notalwaysright.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/57237/ this]] fine example of workplace communication. At least they figured out ''some'' of it.
11th Nov '17 8:34:44 PM BobTanaka
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-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (watching Perry's gestures) "Oh, well let's see...we could rub our stomachs, and point to our mouthes, and later we can roll our eyes and [[FacePalm put our heads in our hands...]]"

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-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (watching Perry's gestures) "Oh, well let's see...we could rub our stomachs, and point to our mouthes, mouths, and later we can roll our eyes and [[FacePalm put our heads in our hands...]]"
11th Nov '17 8:33:58 PM BobTanaka
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* A memorable example occurred in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' when Perry the Platypus is acting as Doctor Doofenshmirtz's wingman on the latter's date. Perry tries to signal to Doof to invite the woman to dinner:
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (watching Perry's gestures) "Oh, well let's see...we could rub our stomachs, and point to our mouthes, and later we can roll our eyes and [[FacePalm put our heads in our hands...]]"
28th Oct '17 5:46:36 PM abcdef-no
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* Just try acting out The Ugly Barnacle silently: this is going to be invoked, especially since it's hard to pretend to be a barnacle.
17th Oct '17 10:42:30 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Film/DoctorDolittle'': While the doctor learns to speak to animals, he tries to tell a pig "Good morning" by grunting and shaking his right leg. However, he shakes his ''left'' leg, which translates to "Good night."
15th Oct '17 8:06:14 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': In "Day Trip of Doom!", Webby is trying (and failing) to talk her way out of an awkward situation with the manager at Funso's Fun Zone. Louie makes a throat-slashing "cut it out" gesture, but Webby misinterprets it and briefly looks like she's seriously considering attacking the man with a spork before Louie stops her.
29th Jun '17 4:19:48 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day!"

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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture gesture, a five-finger "stop" reaction, and a face palm as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day!"day, with bricks!"
16th Apr '17 6:23:35 PM kundoo
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* The meaning of gestures also differs from country to country and culture to culture, which can cause some problem, when you travel abroad.

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* The meaning of gestures also differs from country to country and culture to culture, which can cause some problem, problems, when you travel abroad.
28th Mar '17 10:17:15 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/LoneSurvivor'', the injured soldier Luttrel is given shelter by a village in Afghanistan. He needs to remove shrapnel from his leg, and since he cannot speak their language, he mimes for a knife. A boy hands him a duck instead. The boy's father understands and produces a knife, but thinks he wants him to slaughter the duck until Luttrel finally manages to get him to hand him the knife.
20th Mar '17 12:13:40 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* This leads to an OverlyLongGag in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Cops and Robbers", where [[TheUnintelligible Quack Quack]] tries to communicate with [[TheDitz Stumpy]] using HandSignals.
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