"Gesticulate" is an alternative (and rather pompous) form of the word "gesture." Using it to mean "making the sign of the cross" is specific to the milieu of the Catholic church. So it should not be a surprise that most of us misinterpreted you, since the majority of our members are not religious, and an even smaller number of us (if any!) are Catholic. Do ya think maybe you're asking the wrong bunch of folks? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Why should anyone cross himself at all??? It's just a superstitious gesture.