Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Handshake

I visited the State Capitol to get some stuff done and I met up with two dudes working in different political offices. Both of these guys are Chicanos - well, one is a Chicano and the other guy is a Mexican-American. When I was ready they both got up and put out their hand for a good ole' fashion hand shake - so I thought. No, each time, I was surprised that these tie-wearing cronies (they're my friends) were giving me a full fledged raza handshake. You know, the one with the multiple steps. It through me for a loop. I mean, I'm used to the handshake - I always do it back home or with other friends, but in this environment I was surprised. It obviously made an impression on me, since I'm blogging about it. I enjoyed it - it was pretty cool. Of course there were slight variations with the handshake - I almost got lost during the second one, but all in all it was some sort of Raza handshake.

5 Comments:

Blogger Aleksu said...

Is that the one that ends with each other's thumbs snapping?

8:24 AM

 
Blogger oso said...

Is the Raza handshake the same as the Mexican handshake? I've finally got that one down. I like how even 70 year old taxistas and businessmen alike greet each other with the three step greeting.

11:59 AM

 
Blogger Cracked Chancla said...

uhm, sorry for the question but I have to ask. What is the difference between a Chicano and a Mexican-American? I thought they were the same thing.

1:03 PM

 
Blogger cindylu said...

I love that handshake. It makes me feel like I'm with my cousins or brothers.

6:16 PM

 
Anonymous efrain said...

{handShake}
Whats up Daily Texan?
{/handShake}

2:06 AM

 

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