speak chinese like a native

A question of self

Posted by bababardwan June 18, 2011 in the Group General Discussion .

Just looking up the etymology of 自 and yellowbridge reckons this is meant to represent the nose and adds:

"Chinese people still point to their noses when referring to themselves"

..this seems to ring some old bells for me but I can't recall ever seeing in any recent time. How common is this to still see? Should we waiguoren adopt it? ...would that be strange?

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