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Sign Language

Ways New Yorkers say "Have a Nice Day."

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Cabbie Wave
vehicular derogatory:
"Cut me off, I cut you off."






Cut Throat
barroom belittling:
"Better believe it."






Crotch Grab
genitalized naysay:
"Some of this."






Throat Slit
funereal dismissal:
"Where you breathe."






Up Yours
buzz-off maximus:
"Your face, my ass."






Ungifted
feminine rejoinder:
"Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny."





Illustrations by William van Roden


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