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Post by bristol170kj on Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:35 am

Why do politicians (especially Americans) point at people in the audience when they walk onto or off the stage?
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Re: Pointing

Post by mikethebike on Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:30 am

To make a point?

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Re: Pointing

Post by NORGIL on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:15 am

Because pointing into a crowd is an inclusive gesture, it makes the people in the general direction of the point feel included, no matter how lowly or unwashed you may be, it shows they care about you, in much the same way as being positively stroked by a kind comment from management at work.

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Re: Pointing

Post by bristol170kj on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:23 am

I'm off to Tesco this morning. Maybe Ill try pointing at people and see if they feel included
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Re: Pointing

Post by boxerman on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:48 am

Do they have WiFi at your local hospital? you can let us know how it went hugegrins

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Post by m8form8 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:54 am

Its very American, I was always told its rude to point! hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins
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Re: Pointing

Post by bristol170kj on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:57 am

boxerman wrote:Do they have WiFi at your local hospital? you can let us know how it went hugegrins

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Just tried pointing at the postman.  He wasn't impressed.  Not sure why it was a nice point. content
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Re: Pointing

Post by Greyhound on Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:19 am

Politics (especially in the US) isn't about politics but popularity (guess it has been for a long time saying that).

They get training from body language experts and speech writing etc. It's almost irrelevant what they say, but how they say it.

I was reading an article recently which compared Martin Luther Kings famous speech with some of Hitlers speeches.

While the content is obviously vastly different, the structure and key phrases/points are surprisingly similar. Bit of a tangent but I find this sort of thing interesting :)
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Re: Pointing

Post by dbroada on Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:05 pm

Noggin wrote:I was reading an article recently which compared Martin Luther Kings famous speech with some of Hitlers speeches.

While the content is obviously vastly different, the structure and key phrases/points are surprisingly similar.  Bit of a tangent but I find this sort of thing interesting :)
And both speeches are very stirring.  Without knowing a single word of German you can't help being drawn into Hitler's speeches.


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Re: Pointing

Post by pablo on Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:12 pm

Noggin wrote:

While the content is obviously vastly different, the structure and key phrases/points are surprisingly similar.  Bit of a tangent but I find this sort of thing interesting :)
That dog of yours in the Avatar....... is it a Pointer? biggrin
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