They say that once in Napoli a guy was arrested.
He was handcuffed and sent in front of the judge.
The judge asked him: “And so, what can you say in your defence?”
The guy said nothing.
So the judges asked again: “Can you say something in your defence?
He said nothing
At that point the judged said: “Are you sure you have nothing to say in your defence?”
And the guy watched him and cried, surprised, “How can I talk with my hands tied?”
Italian language is 50% words and 50% gestures. Really.
(See also “I miss having a conversation with no words -1”