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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 purpose."

R. Dennis Hager
on Delmarva

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.


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