Top Ten Universal Languages

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There are certain "languages" spoken by all cultures and nations. Thank-you to PositronWildhawk for the inspiration. This is the most difficult list I've ever compiled, and I could only think of seven, but I'm sure you'll come up with more.

The Top Ten

1 Music

Every culture has its own unique style, but if music is good enough, you should feel the lyrics, even if they are in a foreign language. - beatles

2 Mathematics

Different numbering systems, but the fact remains that two and two always equal four! - beatles

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3 Expression

Emotions are the same throughout the world! We just have different words describing them =) - keycha1n

Music is OK, but one time I listened to a song in Spanish and did not know what the heck anything meant. Expressions however can show people exactly what you mean.

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4 Posture

Even from behind, you can instantly gauge someone's confidence level or how they are feeling. - beatles

5 Dumbshow

Consisting primarily of hand gestures, this is probably most often used between fishermen: "He was this big! " - beatles

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7 Motions


I agree with and like this one, beatles. Non-verbal communication is its own universal language.
Can't tell much from an expressionless, motionless person though. And there are a few of us, er, those about!
And any doctor can tell a lot from a person's 'motions' too - indeed, anywhere in the world! - Britgirl

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8 Love

Indeed, Britgirl (I'm guessing you added this), love is a universal language.

I didn't add it because I knew you would...haha! No, somehow I forgot to include love! But I'm glad you remembered. - beatles

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9 Money
10 Middle Finger

The Contenders

11 Emoticons
12 Art

Art is spoken by the whole world, and it knows no boundaries. - keycha1n

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