No, not the signals on the streets or even the signals that the train conductors see on the tracks, I’m talking about body/verbal language.
When someone wants to emphasize a comment they are making, usually they nod vigorously. But, what is the point being made when a person says an affirmative statement while shaking their head “no”.
Have you heard/seen something like this happening… “Yes, Joe Blow, dinner sounds great.” And the person speaking is shaking their head. To me that means “I really don’t want to go to dinner with you, Joe, but I don’t have a ready excuse.” Or “Would you like to come over for dinner, Joe Blow?” and the speaker is vigorously shaking their head “no”, trying I suspect to influence Joe Blow into saying he has other plans.
Even live on-air news commentators, sports commentators or interviewees do it. A positive statement, a negative body movement…. I just want to tell them to knock it off I am confused enough as it is! LOL!
But I do understand why politicians do it, because they’re always speaking out both sides of their mouths!
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