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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2011, 05:36:59 am »

I think the english call it the "Queen's Rooster" or some shit like that, i cant recall exactly.

Queen Mary's Fan??????????????

fuck i dont remember
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2011, 02:31:28 pm »
Hmm, I've never heard of either of those and they aren't bringing anything up on Google.  Interesting though.
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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2011, 03:21:14 pm »
Hmm, I've never heard of either of those and they aren't bringing anything up on Google.  Interesting though.

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Queen Anne’s fan

Ever wondered what you call the gesture of putting your thumb to your nose and wiggling your fingers in an insulting manner? It’s called Queen Anne’s fan (or “cocking a snook”, or “the five-fingered-salute”, or the “coffee-mill” or “pull-bacon”). A study showed it to be Europe’s best-known gesture. It is first recorded under this name when Anne reigned – 1714.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/qi/7880123/QI-Quite-Interesting-facts-about-queens.html

Got to be honest, though, I've never heard the expression before. But I think I might start using it now. ALSO how do you get "pull-bacon" from the gesture . . .
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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2011, 06:13:16 am »

Why do i know this, and none of you anglophones?

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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2011, 09:38:49 am »

Why do i know this, and none of you anglophones?

**shame on your british ancestors**

It is a well known fact, so well known that it is stereotypical, that the British are pretty naff at languages. This merely compounds our linguistic incompetence and indicates that it isn't just foreign langauges that we are shit at, but our own dear mother tongue as well.

My personal excuse is that I could never afford to buy an anglophone. I have to make do with two tin cans and a ball of string.

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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2011, 01:26:30 pm »

Why do i know this, and none of you anglophones?

**shame on your british ancestors**

I'm an American. That means, by definition, I speak a bastardized patois of English and best, and I can't be bothered to know all these high-falootin' technical terms.

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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2011, 09:46:58 am »
I'm an American. That means, by definition, I speak a bastardized patois of English and best, and I can't be bothered to know all these high-falootin' technical terms.

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American: One who speaks a bastardized patois of English and can't be bothered to know all these high-falootin' technical terms?

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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2011, 03:30:26 am »

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Re: Eris' Nose-thumbing
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2011, 03:36:23 am »
I feel that there should be something in there about being fat, stupid, arrogant, xenophobic, and morally dissonant in there too....