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I had it up to here with you.

This sentence is often accompanied with a gesture. In the States, for example, a person would say it while holding up his/her hand up to the neck while saying it, with the palm down. What sort of gesture do the English use? What about North America? Russia? India? France? What kinds of gesture are used with equivalent expressions in other parts of the world?

Do you think that cultural background can affect the kind of gesture that goes with this expression?

Looking forward to your illuminating comments

Regards,

Muayad
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Hi,

I asked my Iranian student about this today.

She said that Iranians don't shake their head from side to side for 'No'. Instead, they jerk their head upwards, and at the same time audibly suck their teeth. This isn't considered a very polite thing to do.

For 'Yes', they nod their head downwards.

Best wishes, Clive
CliveInstead, they jerk their head upwards, and at the same time audibly suck their teeth.

Members are advised not to try this at home.

MrP

Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
MrPedanticMembers are advised not to try this at home.

MrP
Too late.