The Friday Question: 27 April 2012 Sorry, I’d been travelling, and the question I’d wanted to set for this week proved unsettable (TinEye had an answer). I therefore had to wait till I was back at home and rested before composing the next question. And here it is: What are these? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
12 thoughts on “The Friday Question: 27 April 2012”
Hand movements of Indian dance?
saying: “Friends, I’ll bee back in 3 days”
Are they hands making particular shadow shapes?
Are they the shapes the hand makes while playing marbles 1) to start the game and 2) and 3) to move the marble?
@celine, no not Indian dance
Nope. Not to do with shadows/
Nope, not to do with marbles either.
Cricket hand positions that correspond to a yorker,offsping, googly perhaps?
Hand signals used in trading.
Nope, not cricket signs
@clive, yes! These are some of the hand signals that were in use at the Bombay Stock Exchange in 1946. Similar signals were in use in Calcutta as well, akin to the tictac men on racecourses.
Slightly OT, but I saw a proposal to use Occupy-style hand signals in Skype meetings: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/blogs/jazz-hands-how-to-run-skype-meeting