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Re: OT-CHAT: Y2K, the extra 2 digits

From: HIPSource@aol.com

In a message dated 12/30/99 5:32:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
janclarx@hotmail.com writes:

<<  Reminds me of an odd story .... When President (er Nixon, or Carter?) 
visited Australia, he was driven through the streets of Melbourne, where 
crowds had gathered to greet him. The president held 2 fingers high in the 
'Victory' sign. Many Melbournians, grinning inanely, returned his greeting 
effusively, while many others hid 
 their embarrassed giggles. >>

One has often heard a similar story about Sir Winston Churchill, devolving 
upon the question of whether he was aware the meaning of the gesture was 
radically different depending upon whether the front or the back of the hand 
was held forward when the V for Victory was signaled. The presumption was 
that Winny could not have been aware he was making an obscene gesture, the 
well known equivalent of which is the single raised center digit. 
Contrariwise, it has been opined that he knew perfectly well the broader 
implications of his gesture and was sending a clear message to the enemy. 

Anner Whitehead

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