Dap (Dignity And Pride?); Fist Bump; Pound or Fist Pound

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Tue Jun 10 19:20:42 UTC 2008

A similar experience (to Jim's) came my way a month or so ago and
after a second or two of (mild) confusion, I figured it out.
Then I had a _very fleeting_ thought that maybe I don't keep current
enough with trends. But having been stumped for a bunch of years now
on why people get tattoos (at all . . . or) in spots they can't see,
I think there's something to be said for remaining on the periphery.

Grant Barrett wrote:
> A friend who works in television had an occasion to have a good chat
> with Quincy Jones. At the end of it Quincy put up his fist for a fist
> bump. Not knowing any better, Friend, who is short and white and not
> very soulful, grabbed the fist from the front, like you would grab the
> rung on a ladder, and shook it.
> I'm only a little less white than that.

On the other hand, the only time I've been invited to take part in a fist
bump - a month or two ago - the other party was (like me) about as
white as you get. (She made the idea clear enough that the gesture
was completed successfully.)

Jim Parish

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