Roman Gestures

I love the way the Mediterranean people gesticulate, but especially the Italians. I didn’t catch that many on my trip so slightly disappointed.

I did however get “The Ham Carver” in the earlier post “The Market Traders of Pomezia”. I’ve put together a few here and have given them titles that reflect what they are saying, but make up your own mind. I am only translating my view.

Talk to the Hand
Talk to the Hand

You tell him, it's not on, sling your hook!
You tell him, it’s not on, sling your hook!

Honest. It was this big!
Honest. It was this big!

You put it all in and mix it up.
You put it all in and mix it up.
Non. Non. Non. Not too much Garlic.
Non. Non. Non. Not too much Garlic.
Mama Mia, I give you all this advice and still no tip!
Mama Mia, I give you all this advice and still no tip!

I held the Tiger by the throat and waved my mates past!
I held the Tiger by the throat and waved my mates past!

Look at this Guy!
Look at this Guy!

That's who they're all trying to get away from.
That’s who they’re all trying to get away from.

Why you hang up?
Why you hang up?

Hey! End Of!
Hey! End Of!
Whoa! Back Off Lady!
Whoa! Back Off Lady!

I hope you enjoyed the little bit of fun. I enjoyed making them up.

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5 thoughts on “Roman Gestures

  1. These were a lot of fun to go through. “Why you hang up?” made me chuckle and I love the girl in that series of shots with the waiter. The girl at his elbow has the exact same bored/disbelieving expression on her face through all three shots.

  2. Took the words out of my mouth Tina, great expression from the girl, and “Held the tiger” it must have been a very very small tiger Lol, super set as always Wayne.

  3. Excellent serie. I love the couple “honest…” it’s really remind me of Italia, with the lady with the flowered dress…
    and the tiger, hahaha, and the “why you hang up”, they make me laugh each time I look at them ! good work !

  4. Thanks for the comments guys.

    If I could speak Italian I am sure the guy did say “Why you hang up?”

    However, I don’t know what was happening with the women in the last shot. The aggressive looking lady had an american or similar accent, but it was her stance leaning into the other woman that made the shot for me.

  5. Very amusing and entertaining Wayne. Your ‘look at this guy’ and the ‘why you hang up?’ images made me smile the most….very witty.
    The last two were pretty cool too, just like a small two frame movie.
    Nice one!

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