Re: OT-CHAT: Y2K, the extra 2 digits
Anner's story of Sir Winston Churchill gives credence to one of my favorite
quotes, attributed to Oscar Wilde. "A gentleman never insults, except on
R. Dennis Hager
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.