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This evening I learned a new hand gesture. Some of the students are from Le Marche, a region further south, near Puglia. (One told me that it was where the tourists began to go after the recession and Tuscany became too expensive.) Apparently, in the 19th century they had their share of witches who would make a horn sign (think Texas Longhorns or Rock On type of thing) and point both hands shaped as such at someone and curse them. Now, it’s used as a colloquial gesture that means a sort of joking “I’ll get you” type of thing.

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