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Old 06-23-2006, 12:55 PM
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, Besides, we do not also know about that the queen and another gentleman was speaking.
In Spain it is very habitual, that the attendees to the game say his bet of the result of the game, probably the queen not to be too much in favour of Spain, I imagine that they could stay in tie.
I do not believe that it is an offensive gesture, it is a stupidity
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:24 PM
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Can someone explain me why the handsignal of Queen Sofía are ofensive?
I don´t undertand it.......
Well, trying to explain in a nice way so that I don't offend anyone, in Brazil this sign means that you're telling someone to go to not such a pleasant place, if you get what I mean:)
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:07 PM
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Well, trying to explain in a nice way so that I don't offend anyone, in Brazil this sign means that you're telling someone to go to not such a pleasant place, if you get what I mean:)
Really? Wow!... I never heard about that! Then it must be some signal specific of America, because we don't have anything of that here!

Here in Portugal, that gesture simply means that she was betting for a 0-0 result, at the end of the game!
...Cultural differences certainly are embarrassing (if not dangerous) sometimes!!

I'm sure Queen Sofia didn't know about that either!
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:56 PM
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:00 AM
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Really? Wow!... I never heard about that! Then it must be some signal specific of America, because we don't have anything of that here!

Here in Portugal, that gesture simply means that she was betting for a 0-0 result, at the end of the game!
I'm equally surprised by this, too. So maybe it is a Brazilian or South American gesture as I am unfamiliar with it in Canada, and as American and Canadian cultures are similar, I don't think that it's common in America either. To imply with a hand gesture that someone should go to a not very nice place, it's a different gesture here.

I would agree with Elsa that looking at the pictures before I saw the reply that it would imply to me that the score was zero/zero. It wouldn't imply to me something offensive.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:20 AM
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Well were I am from, that gesture means "well done, or fantastic, good on you". I am assuming it is the same gesture?
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:49 PM
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Well were I am from, that gesture means "well done, or fantastic, good on you". I am assuming it is the same gesture?
It`s the same in Germany! We also use it to say "great, well done....."
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Queen and King looks very happy!!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:29 PM
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I don't know if it's just me but the King and Queen look more happy together now, it's like they found equilibrium and are very happy with their family and the way their lives are right now:):)
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:36 PM
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I don't know if it's just me but the King and Queen look more happy together now, it's like they found equilibrium and are very happy with their family and the way their lives are right now:):)
I totally agree with you sis!! :)
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Anyone interested in different hand signals from around the world - googling works great.
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:00 AM
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a pic of Their Majesties attending Spain's game versus Saudi Arabia, from People en Español:
http://www.peopleenespanol.com/pespa...7533_7,00.html

caption reads: SU MAJESTAD, EL FÚTBOL
Their Majesties were received with a round of applause at the Fritz-Walter stadium during the match against Saudi Arabia. The Iberian team thanked them for the illustrious visit by crowning itself as the best team of the first round.
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Cover of iHola! (tiny pic of Queen Sofia in Thailand)
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:59 PM
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The Queen delivers tomorrow the Prizes Europa Nostra

The queen Sofía, accompanied by the Prince colitigant of Denmark, president of Europa Nostra, delivers tomorrow, in the Royal Palace of el Pardo, the Prizes to the Cultural Patrimony 2005 that the Juror granted to 34 projects of 22 European countries, three of Spanish them.
These prizes, for which they competed an increasing number of ' very diverse ' candidacies, since those of the Central Europe are adding and orientally, acquire special meaning as link of union and integration across the culture.
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The Kings in the opening of zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda” in the real theater of Madrid

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The Kings in the opening of zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda” in the real theater of Madrid

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Was this today?
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Was this today?
yesss in this moment
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:55 AM
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The Kings in the opening of zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda” in the real theater of Madrid

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The Kings are present at the premiere of the zarzuela 'Luisa Fernanda'

The Kings were present at the Royal Theatre at the premiere of 'Luisa Fernanda', Federico Moreno Torroba's zarzuela that closes the present season of the coliseum of Madrid and that this one in the night they led, with the warm recognition of the public, Plácido Domingo, Jose Bros and Maria Jose Montiel.

Once finished the representation, to which also there came the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, the vice-president of the Comunity of Madrid, Ignacio Gonzalez, and the president of the Foundation Spanish Zarzuela, Julio Doncel, Don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofía came to the scene to greet the artists.

There, they conversed with the singers who acted this night and with those of the second allotment, which will do it from Wednesday.

Later, the Kings left the enclosure between the plaudits of the spectators who waited for their exit in the hall of the coliseum.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:34 AM
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yesss in this moment
Thank you, fanletizia!
The Queen looks very good in this outfit!
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