jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Sep 10 00:43:38 UTC 2001
--- "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM> wrote:
> In a message dated 09/07/2001 3:48:16 PM Eastern
> Daylight Time,
> Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> > OK GESTURE--I was told this is used here.
> > KOZAKIEWICZ GESTURE--An upturned fist, almost as
> if giving the finger.
> > other hand is placed on this muscle. Kozakiewicz
> was a Polish high jumper
> > the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The Russian high jumper
> was favored by the
> > Kozakiewicz won and gave this gesture back to the
> crowd. OED?
> I have no idea of the origin of this gesture, but it
> has been in use in the
> USA for many years, with the meaning "up your ass!".
> A photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald, taken shortly
> after his arrest, shows him
> making this gesture.
> - Jim Landau
>From the description, sounds like the same thing as
the "bra d'honneur".
James D. SMITH |If history teaches anything
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