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I've noticed how the international hand signal for phones seems to have changed. And the way we talk about them in conversation. Have you ever signaled across the room to someone like this, as you're leaving?
I think I've done this! But I've noticed when talking about using your phone in conversation these days, everyone does the cupped hand. And it's like you can just see that little screen. They don't need to say anything more, you know exactly what they're talking about. I find it's usually when you're complaining about improper phone etiquette but I think it could even be just part of the conversation starting. "I was on my phone..." (cupped hand signal.)
Have you noticed this too? Or any other classic hand signals that have changed over the years? I think there have been three for the phone.
One for an old timey phone.
One for the landline phone.
And one for the smart phone.
Alex says that my old timey hand signal is not a phone signal but rather the signal that you do for movies when you're playing charades. My arguments is that I'm not doing that signal and he is wrong. We got in a fight about it. What do you think?
PS- Once Alex was on a road trip with his friend Debbie and they wanted to alert the person driving next to them on the highway that they'd left their gas tank door open. But felt so helpless because there is no hand signal for relaying that information! This is the one that they came up with"
Try it some time. Let's make it the universal symbol for open gas tank doors!
PPS- I know this post is crazy because of the gifs. LOLZ.