After taking notes and reading this chapter about nonverbal communication, a idea that is confusing to me are emblems. I don't understand why emblems, the gestures that have a specific agreed-on meaning, is not the same as ASL. The whole concept of nonverbal communication is so cool and important to know because it's such a big part of our social life, most importantly our communication. Nonverbal communication let's other people know how we feel, tells us about our identity, and our behaviors. You can tell so much about people just with nonverbal communication!