A nod yes, but never a wink..

by James Cocks

A wink - never use (unless winked at maybe).

'Salve' - yet to use.
- will use today.

'Ciao' - a safe choice (probably the safest).
- not time specific.

'Hello' - either used mistakenly or in response to a 'hello'.

'Buongiorno' - used too much. Remember it is time specific.
- Use 'buon pomeriggio' for the afternoon and 'buonasera' for the evening.

A nod - Universal.