Sorry

to have gone missing. I will come back.
In the meantime, for entertainment, a short excerpt from Rabelais’ Pantagruel, in which the character Panurge mocks another character who refuses to communicate, unless it’s through signs:

At this, Panurge, without uttering a word, raised his hands and made this sign: with his left hand, he joined the nail of his index finger to his thumbnail, making a sort of ring in the middle, and with his right hand squeezed his fingers into a fist, apart from the index finger, which he pushed and pulled repeatedly between the two aforementioned fingers of the left hand.

16th century humour.

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