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Giving the BirdieA Farewell The Future of Body Language What we have here is a failure to communicate While living in New York I was astounded by the grotesque nature of body language given during the course of a normal day New Yorks streets and sidewalks are clogged with more people from more places than ever before and often the only way they can talk to one another is through sign language But there is only one clearly understood gesture What if you have something to express that cannot be represented by a raised middle finger Even New York drivers are sometimes tempted to say excuse me or thank you Now that civility is coming back into fashion New Yorkers could use a new signal and researchers are already at work on it One of them is Gridlock Sam aka Samuel I Schwartz who coined the term gridlock when he was chief engineer for the citys Department of Transportation With traffic at record levels we need to give drivers a way to lower the rage level said Mr Schwartz now a consultant and the traffic columnist for The Daily News His experimentation with friendly signals began with the 1960s peace sign the two fingers raised in a V but he found it ineffective Some people resented its political connotations some thought he was flashing a victory sign some got angry because they saw only one finger Mr Schwartz has had better luck with a gesture of apology a light tap of the palm to the forehead I do it when Ive inadvertently cut someone off he explained Its a way of saying How thoughtless of me Im sorry People seem to get the idea Could the Forehead Tap become a standard gesture Maybe locally but David Givens fears it will not be a lasting contribution to world peace and he should know Dr Givens the director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies in Spokane
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