If someone asks you for directions, you’d probably say, “Go left” or “Go right”. You may also point in the left or right direction with your finger. However, if you ever happen to go to Nicaragua, USA, you must learn to point with your lips! You read that correctly.

When Nica people (citizens of Nicaragua) wish to guide you to something or point at something, they usually pucker (gather) their lips and move them left, right, or straight, depending on what they wish to communicate. When the locals chat amongst themselves, they use this lip tool to talk about something happening nearby.

Go and try this lip-pointing thing on your family and see if they understand what you’re saying! We guarantee it will be fun!