Body language: what does this move mean?

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    Oct 31, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    So whenever Im at the gym or work or grocery store or wherever, and certain guys walk by me, they do this head duck move, the same move you'd make if walking under a clothesline. It happens so often that now Im starting to wonder why....

    Does this happen to anyone else? Do any of you guys ever do this move whenever walking past someone?
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    uuuh, thats just weird
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    lol i do this but because i work with Japanese people, and bowing your head is a form of saying "excuse me."
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    That is just a nod! I do it all the time. It is a non-verbal communication way of saying "hi" or just acknowledging someone.
  • wellwell

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    Nov 01, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    If they bend a little @ the knee, yes, that is strange. Aren't they just nodding to you; I do this all the time.
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Sounds like they are respectfully acknowledging your existence, borderline shy so they're not saying anything.
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    Is there a difference between the chin-up-first nod and the chin-down-first nod? I've seen guys do the former (women don't seem to do this) but it sounds like Gentracker is talking about the latter?
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    I generally use the nod to acknowledge someone I don't know and the chin up method is more informal. It's kind of like saying "What's up?" and I usually only use it with people I am familiar with.
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    Nov 01, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Fishfriend saidThat is just a nod! I do it all the time. It is a non-verbal communication way of saying "hi" or just acknowledging someone.


    icon_lol.gif I know nods, I get those all the time too. This is different though. This move Im talking about is so odd that it really does take you by surprise, esp considerig how often it happens...
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 01, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    No it's the old age head tilt. Like a backwards nod. Hey, r u interested?
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    Nov 01, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    It might have something to do with you being a rather large black man. Next time it happens, shout "Boo!" and see if they crap their pants.
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    Nov 01, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    My guess is that it has something to do with your height, perhaps motivated on some subconscious level.
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    Nov 01, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    If you're walking around like in your profile pic, then they are just trying to clear under your massive guns icon_lol.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Nov 01, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    Haha, are they Asian? Koreans do a little head duck every time they see another Korean or Asian. I find myself doing it involuntarily, and sometimes do the Margaret Cho "Uhhhhhh" grunt to other Asians.

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    Nov 01, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidIt might have something to do with you being a rather large black man. Next time it happens, shout "Boo!" and see if they crap their pants.


    Lol...didnt even consider that, this IS the south, after all. icon_wink.gif
    My friend tells me Im just like her 100 lbs pitbull: "you both are big overgrown softies, but to people that dont know you, ya look scary as hell."

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    Nov 01, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidHaha, are they Asian? Koreans do a little head duck every time they see another Korean or Asian. I find myself doing it involuntarily, and sometimes do the Margaret Cho "Uhhhhhh" grunt to other Asians.



    Man I love this woman. I can never get enough of this or her impersonating her mom..lol