Friday, June 17, 2011

G'day! F*** you.

I must be careful about hand signals.  One of the first things I did on arriving in Istanbul was give a thumbs-up (one thumb, that is -- Aussie for "good") to the shuttle bus driver collecting me from the airport.  In Greece and some Middle East countries (between which two regions Turkey sits) it means "fuck you."  Istanbul is cosmopolitan enough for it to be safe, but I have to get out of the habit while I'm travelling.  The other Aussie favourite, the forefinger-and-thumb circle for OK, would call a Greek a poofter.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

Thumbs Up!