- Excellent examples of folklore. They are learnt informally, by observation and example, there is no official or authoritative canon by which they are judged, and they rely on a shared and agreed symbolic meaning between gesturer and recipient. They also vary over time, and from place to place, and attract origin theories and stories.■ Jan Bremmer and Herman Roodenburg, A Cultural History of Gesture (1991); Morris, 1979.
A Dictionary of English folklore. Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud. 2014.
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