Tuesday, October 5, 2010
True Facts Tuesday - The Language of the Fan
Carrying Fan in Right Hand in Front of Face: Follow Me
Carrying Fan in Left Hand in Front of Face: Desirous of Acquaintance
Twirling in the Left Hand: We Are Being Watched
Twirling in the Right Hand: I Love Another
Drawing Across the Cheek: I Love You
Presented Shut: Do You Love Me?
Drawing Across the Eyes: I Am Sorry
Letting Rest on Right Cheek: Yes
Letting Rest on Left Cheek: No
Fanning Slowly: I Am Married
Fanning Quickly: I Am Engaged
With Handle to Lips: Kiss Me
These are just a few of meanings I thought were interesting. Can't you just imagine candlelit ballrooms, long silk gowns, stolen moments, stolen kisses. Makes you want to buy a fan and signal your lover doesn't it?
Info from: "Secrets of Life Unveiled" by Daniel R. Shafer (pub. 1877)