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1 Body Language Symbols, Archetypes and Visual Literacy
by Don L. F. Nilsen and Alleen Pace Nilsen

2 Avery Nilsen, Our Grandson At the AATH Convention (Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor) Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes, Indiana

3 Doppelgangers: The Evil Eye

4 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Contrast sign language and finger spelling. Iconic Sign Language: Male-Female, Past-Future, Hand shape, Location, Movement, Palm Orientation, Finger Spelling

5 American Sign Language: Finger Spelling vs. Signing

6 Arizona Politics

7 Justin Timberlake and Santa Claus: “Cup O’ Soup”: http://www. wat

8 In Flags: The Peace Symbol Nuclear Disarmament (N & D)

9 FACE Frown Giggle Grimace Grin Guffaw Laugh Scowl Smile Smirk Snarl

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11 THE BABY’S EVIL EYE:

12 Red Skelton

13 HEAD Flutter eyelashes Grit teeth Hold nose Nod head (yes)
Raise eyebrows Shake head (no) Stick out tongue Wink Wrinkle nose Yawn

14 LIE TO ME:

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16 Curiosity and Exuberance

17 Sadness and Surprise

18 SHOULDERS Rolling shoulder suggestively
Shrugging shoulders in disbelief or wonderment

19 The Juggling Politician
https://www.youtube.com/embed/n6mbW-jMtrY?rel=0

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21 American Sign Language
HANDS, FINGERS & THUMB Applauding Extending pinkey Crossing fingers (to lie) Giving the finger Holding hands Pointing Shaking hands (note gender & ethnic differences) Thumbing a ride Thumbs up Twiddling thumbs American Sign Language Applauding

22 Louis (Sachmo) Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World. ”: https://www

23 Sun Devils and Nerd Fighters

24 Uncle Sam Recruitment Poster
Here is Uncle Sam’s pointing finger. This is a rude gesture in some cultures.

25 DAVE CHAPPELLE’S THUMB
Chappelle tells about a high-jacked airplane in which he sees another Black male and they do a thumbs up to each other. “We were just communicating that we understood the situation. We were both seeing the same thing. What we understood was simply—terrorists don’t take black hostages. (Chappelle 2003)

26 ARMS Limp wrist Raise hand in class Sign of the cross
Waving hand (note gender differences) Sports Signals (See the next slide)

27 SPORTS BODY LANGUAGE BASEBALL: Fair Ball, Foul Ball, Home Run, Out, Strike Plus Signals from the Catcher to the Pitcher, to the Infield, and to the Outfield Plus Coach Signals for the Batter, from the First-Base Coach, and from the Third-Base Coach BASKETBALL: Basket Counts, Basket Doesn’t Count, Blocking Foul, Held Ball, In Bounce, Moving Screen, Offensive Fowl, Out of Bounce, Time Out FOOTBALL: Clipping, Face Mask, Illegal Celebration, Illegal Procedure, Late Hit, Offside, Pass Interference, Roughing the Kicker, Roughing the Passer, Safety, Touchdown, Unnecessary Roughness Plus Metaphors related to most of these expressions like hardball softball and ballpark figure.

28 LEGS & FEET Crossing legs (note gender & ethnic differences)
Sitting on a park bench Sitting on a bus seat Slapping knee while laughing

29 MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS:

30 The University of Texas Shooter
SPACE BUBBLES: The University of Texas Shooter had the space bubble of a paranoid. Asian vs. Latin American Doorway, Subway, Elevator University of Texas: Texas Tower Sniper

31 TIME EXPECTATIONS Latin American vs. Mormon
Cocktail Party vs. Dinner vs. Class

32 UNINTENTIONAL BODY LANGUAGE
blinking blushing cowering cringing shuddering trembling twisting hair weeping

33 Tim Conway as a Dentist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfTyEtVIe84

34 BODY METAPHORS: To be on your toes To be stuck up To be up in arms
To break a leg To count noses To foot the bill To have your tongue in your cheek To keep a stiff upper lip To keep your chin up To play it by ear To put your foot in your mouth To see eye to eye To shake a leg To throw in the towel Total Relaxation

35 Mr. Bean Getting Up Late for the Dentist: https://www. youtube

36 Exuberance and Sadness: First Day of School

37 Doppelgangers and Body Doubles Richard Nixon

38 James Carville

39 John McCain

40 Hillary Clinton

41 Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

42 Sarah Palin and Tina Fey

43 Tina Fey as Sarah Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr0_x2lxRdc

44 Tina Fey as Sarah Palin Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton

45 Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton: http://www

46 Body Language Plus Intonation
Use only the words “John” and “Marsha” to indicate the following: Anger vs. Fear Resignation vs. Exuberance Sadness vs. Surprise Pretentiousness vs. Aloofness Hate vs. Passion Desire

47 Happiness

48 Friendship

49 Love

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51 Full-Body Language 3-YEAR-OLD CONDUCTING BEETHOVEN’S 5th SYMPHONY:

52 Amusement and Antipathy

53 Total Involvement

54 Narcisism

55 Android Emotions

56 PARALANGUAGE Giddyup (plus lateral click) Hiss Huh?
Raspberry (Bronx Cheer) Shush Swearing Tsk tsk Uchhhhh Uh huh (yes & no) Wolf whistle Yuchhhh

57 SLAPSTICK ON “CHEERS”:

58 Kissing someone on the cheeks Putting your hands on your hips
EXPLAIN HOW THE FOLLOWING GESTURES ARE INTERPRETED DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES Biting your thumbnail Kissing someone on the cheeks Putting your hands on your hips Using arm gestures Using eye gestures Using finger gestures Using hand gestures Using lip gestures Age Differences

59 Social In-Bonding

60 SILENT MONKS SINGING “HALLELUIA CHORUS”:

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62 Social Out-Bonding

63 Point of View

64 Physical Workout Dance Humor: http://cdnapi. kaltura. com/index

65 Parody

66 Photobombing

67 SEND IN THE CLOWNS! (Frank Sinatra, et. al.):

68 Four Really Talented Ladies:


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