Is there a term describing the motion Mel Brooks makes with his hand here in a scene from Robin Hood - Men in Tights.

hand waggle

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    For people who can't access the video: he's making the "kinda sorta" motion where you hold out your hand and then waggle it sideways back and forth. It's the hand motion you would make if somebody asked you how likely it was that you failed a test and your answer was "ehhh, fifty-fifty." – Kevin Workman Sep 27 '16 at 18:37
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    so-so gesture, also called "hand rocking". – Graffito Sep 27 '16 at 19:19
  • By the way, feygele (in the video) means homosexual in Yiddish (it also means a few other innocuous things). This might help in understanding the motion. – David Handelman Sep 27 '16 at 22:12
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    A little bit more, a little bit less. Oy vey, that sounds downright shaky to me. – Peter Point Sep 28 '16 at 0:00
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    @Graffito yours is the best guess so far. Care to post it as an answer? – Shaul Behr Oct 5 '16 at 7:40

He's fluttering his hand, which is usually interpreted as uncertainty. Maybe yes, maybe, no, but probably no. Wavering in regard to a decision.

Flutter: to move with quick, wavering or flapping motions. Webster's New Collegiate.

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