It's time to stop doing air quotes, you awful 'person'7/6/2012
Your suspicion that air quotes make everyone who uses them look like a condescending jerk has been confirmed. Curling your first and second fingers around your head while you speak has been deemed the most annoying hand gesture in a survey of 2,000 British people. "The 'speech marks' gesture is often used to emphasize sarcasm ... but it's clearly an action that irritates more than it amuses," said a spokesman for Goggle Eyes, a software developer that commissioned the study. Other annoying gestures mentioned in the survey were pretending to yawn, touching a finger to your nose to suggest "mind your own business," and "talk to the hand." People are still doing that one?
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