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The “Secret” Language of Fans

Source: FAN-TASTIQUE by Slim Paley

The fan placed near the heart:  “You have won my love.”

Resting the fan on the heart.  “My love for you is breaking my heart.”

A closed fan touched to the right eye:  “When may I be allowed to see you?”

Letting the fan rest on the right cheek:  “Yes.”

Letting the fan rest on the left cheek:  “No.”

Fan held over left ear:  “I wish to get rid of you.”

Covering the left ear with an open fan:  “Do not betray our secret.”

Fan opened wide:  “Wait for me.”

Touching the finger to the tip of the fan:  “I wish to speak with you.”

Half-opened fan pressed to the lips:  “You may kiss me.”

Putting the fan handle to the lips:  “Kiss me.”

Resting the fan on her lips:  “I don’t trust you.”

Opening and closing the fan rapidly:  “You are cruel”

Quickly and impetuously closing the fan:  “I’m jealous.”

Drawing the fan through the hand:  “I hate you!”

Fanning slowly:  “I am married.”

Fanning quickly.  “I am engaged.”

Hands clasped together holding an open fan:  “Forgive me.”

Hiding the eyes behind an open fan:  “I love you.”

Drawing the fan across the cheek:  “I love you.”

Hitting her hand’s palm:  “Love me.”

Hitting any object:  “I’m impatient.”

Dropping the fan:  “We will be friends.”

Dropping the fan:  “I belong to you.”

Half-opening the fan over the face:  “We are being watched.”

Twirling the fan in the left hand:  “We are being watched.”

Twirling the fan in the right hand:  “I love another.”

Passing the fan from hand to hand:  “I see that you are looking at another woman.”

via Donna MacMeans » The “Secret” Language of Fans.