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* In the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' fic ''FanFic/ThePortal'', Blizzard holds his right front paw out to Storm to offer her a handshake, but when he sees her looking at his paw with a confused look, he lowers it thinking she's unfamiliar with the concept of handshakes.

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* In the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' fic ''FanFic/ThePortal'', Blizzard Blizzard, who is actually a human turned into a dragon, holds his right front paw out to Storm the Wind dragoness to offer her a handshake, but when he sees her looking at his paw with a confused look, he lowers it thinking she's unfamiliar with the concept of handshakes.

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* In ''Film/{{Bleach}}'', Ichigo offers Rukia a high-five, but she has no idea what he is doing. He ends up teaching it to her.


* Erma Bombeck stated that she never got the hang of how to greet people. As she said in ''Literature/AllIKnowAboutAnimalBehaviorILearnedInLoehmannsDressingRoom'':

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* Erma Bombeck Creator/ErmaBombeck stated that she never got the hang of how to greet people. As she said in ''Literature/AllIKnowAboutAnimalBehaviorILearnedInLoehmannsDressingRoom'':


* Erma Bombeck stated that she never got the hang of how to greet people.

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* Erma Bombeck stated that she never got the hang of how to greet people. As she said in ''Literature/AllIKnowAboutAnimalBehaviorILearnedInLoehmannsDressingRoom'':


* In ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'', James T. Kirk tries to shake Ael t'Rllaillieu's hand on their first meeting and is informed that among the Romulans, holding hands is considered a display of affection on the level of a BigDamnKiss. [[spoiler:Given a CallBack at the end of ''The Empty Chair'' when, before parting for the last time, Kirk and Ael first hold hands, then kiss.]]

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* In ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'', James T. Kirk tries to shake Ael t'Rllaillieu's hand on their first meeting and is informed that among the Romulans, holding hands is considered a display of affection on the level of a BigDamnKiss.TheBigDamnKiss. [[spoiler:Given a CallBack at the end of ''The Empty Chair'' when, before parting for the last time, Kirk and Ael first hold hands, then kiss.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' fic ''FanFic/ThePortal'', Blizzard holds his right front paw out to Storm to offer her a handshake, but when he sees her looking at his paw with a confused look, he lowers it thinking she's unfamiliar with the concept of handshakes.

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** "[[GrandFinale All Good Things...]]" shows Picard and Crusher as [[AmicableExes divorcees]] in the future. When reuniting, they have difficulty deciding whether to hug or shake hands, with Picard saying "Let's just pick one...", and they hug.


* PlayedForDrama in the {{backstory}} of ''Series/BabylonFive''. At FirstContact between the Earth Alliance and the Minbari Federation a Minbari force approached an [=EarthForce=] flotilla with their gunports open, which the Minbari warrior caste considers a gesture of respect. Dukhat, the Minbari head of state, realized what this would look like seconds before the human ships opened fire in (they thought) self-defense. The result was the Earth-Minbari War.

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* PlayedForDrama in the {{backstory}} of ''Series/BabylonFive''. At FirstContact between the Earth Alliance and the Minbari Federation Federation, a Minbari force approached an [=EarthForce=] flotilla with their ships' gunports open, which the Minbari warrior caste considers a gesture of respect. respect.[[note]]By having their weapons visible but not powered, the intention is to approach the other party open-handed with nothing to hide. They didn't realize their ships' scanners were interfering with the Earth Alliance ships' own scanners, so the humans couldn't tell the Minbari weapons weren't prepared to fire.[[/note]] Dukhat, the Minbari head of state, realized what this would could look like to someone unfamiliar with the gesture and ordered the gunports closed, mere seconds before the human ships opened fire in (they thought) self-defense. The result was the Earth-Minbari War.

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* ''Enos'', the short-lived spinoff of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', features Enos responding to his partner Turk's "low five" gesture with an enthusiastic thumbs up, to emphasize the WhiteDudeBlackDude pairing. It quickly evolved into their signature gesture.


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Innocence", Chakotay relates how he used the wrong gesture of greeting (which it turned out was gender-specific) and accidentally proposed to the alien ambassador. "[[NeverLiveItDown It was a while]] before I was allowed on any more Away missions."

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Innocence", Chakotay relates how he used the wrong gesture of greeting (which it turned out was had to be gender-specific) and accidentally proposed to the alien ambassador. "[[NeverLiveItDown It was a while]] before I was allowed on any more Away missions."


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Innocence", Chakotay relates how he used the wrong gesture of greeting and accidentally proposed to the alien ambassador. "[[NeverLiveItDown It was a while]] before I was allowed on any more Away missions."

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Innocence", Chakotay relates how he used the wrong gesture of greeting (which it turned out was gender-specific) and accidentally proposed to the alien ambassador. "[[NeverLiveItDown It was a while]] before I was allowed on any more Away missions."

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Innocence", Chakotay relates how he used the wrong gesture of greeting and accidentally proposed to the alien ambassador. "[[NeverLiveItDown It was a while]] before I was allowed on any more Away missions."

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/FlashGordon1980''. When our hero first arrives on Mongo he's confronted by Ming's guards and [[IComeInPeace holds out a hand in greeting.]] A guard responds in kind, then his hand [[RocketPunch flies off the guard's wrist]], grabs Flash around the throat and chokes him into submission.


* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' fic "Examination", Hoshi Sato offers her hand in greeting to Rajiin because she knows that Captain Archer always shakes hands, so she'd already be familiar with the gesture.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' fic "Examination", Hoshi Sato offers her hand in greeting to Rajiin because she knows that Captain Archer always shakes hands, so she'd already be familiar with the gesture. Hoshi does however keep the palm angled to make it clear her hand is empty and therefore non-threatening.

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