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.


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...

Whats up Daily Texan?

2:06 AM


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