Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
Mark
mhaithaca

Ahhh, language!

I really enjoyed reading "The top 10 hand gestures you'd better get right" as posted in livingingroton (don't ask).

Anybody remember when George H W Bush tried to signal ‘peace’ during a visit to Australia in the 90s by giving a huge crowd the time-honoured two-fingered salute? Though he didn’t know it at the time, he was actually telling the whole crowd to go screw themselves - and all because he made the seemingly innocuous error that his palm was facing inwards instead of outwards.
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