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Mexican Hand Gestures

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This is kind of a touchy subject. Most nationalities have distinct hand gestures for from "come here" to "bug off". Mexico, also, has its own.
I just came across:
A Lesson in Mexican Gestures | Gadling.com
which forever swore me off forming on O sign with my thumb and forefinger to signify ok.
Any more insights?
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I have seen a couple of others .

Share or give us a piece: Mochate = A chopping motion on the forearm .

Queer or clownish = Payaso or jotito = A twist of the index finger on the side of the chin .

The height of an animal = Hold out an open hand with thumb pointing up

The height of a person = Closed fist with index finger pointing up
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