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The Covid Hello: Smize, Prayer Hands Or Peace Sign?

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I can’t see your smile through your mask, you can’t see mine.

So Angelenos are beefing up their vocabulary of non-vocal greetings.

Maybe you smize – smile with your eyes, as Tyra Banks would put it?

Or are you a namaste prayer hands?

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