Monday, July 13, 2009

The Monocle Gesture



So apparently there's this gesture in Venezuela and Mexico (anywhere else, Internationals?) called the "Monocle" that is meant to cut a boastful person down to size? Bust someone's chops? Something like that.

I'm not sure that it will ever catch on here in the states — probably too intelligent and subtle — but I thought I'd share. Enjoy.

http://monoclegesture.com/

5 comments:

mitortilla said...

the "fresas" use this, you say... osea

mitortilla said...

you can also say "ooof" when someone is being pretentious.

kylekelley said...

A tasteful way to flip someone off?

mitortilla said...

In Mexico its more to tell somebody they're being a fancy pants. You can also say Perdón (Excuse Me). For example, when somebody says I only wear Chanel, you say.

HOLALiNA said...

Sort of "ooh! pinky up!"

It is also used in Colombia. I was just explaining the same thing to Melissa a little ago.