In my last book, HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE
(for more info see http://www.aala.com/book.htm) I mention about
gestures and their cultural significance. While the "okay" sign is
common in the U.S., it does have other meanings too. For example, in
Japan I found it to be a symbol for "money" and in France it means
"zero." Also, in Brazil this same "okay" means you're being rude and
vulgar to the person you're displaying it too.
Numbers and colors also play an important part to many other
countries of the world.
I hope this helps.
> >We are planning an advertisement that would show a person making the OK
> >gesture (thumb and index finger in a circle with other 3 fingers
> >straight). Could this be misconstrued as a vulgar gesture in some parts
> >of the world?
> >Is there a listing of what gestures are appropriate?
HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE (ISBN 1-57610-158-4)
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