I now bring you to the beautiful streets of Aurora Colorado, where high class meets high spirits. On my way home from work this evening, I happened upon a nice gentleman in a quaint Dodge truck. Well, actually, he happened upon me by almost crushing my Honda Accord to smithereens when he shot into my lane from another dimension.
Needless to say, I gently applied pressure to my “horn” thingy on my steering contraption, to notify the gentlemen of my presence in this universe. Upon hearing my audible notice, the gentlemen proceeded to signal me in the language of hand gestures. It looked something like this:
The act of extending the middle finger, or digitus impudicus, as it was known in ancient
It usually means “F—k you, a—hole!”
However, as a world traveler and accomplished translator, I beg to differ on the implied meaning:
In Inuit circles, flipping the bird means: “I saw a seal emerging from the ice. Let’s go get it.”
In downtown Sydney Australia, flipping someone off means: “Good day, mate! What are you UP to?”
And often overlooked, is the middle finger’s use in
So I’m not exactly sure what the gentleman in a Dodge was trying to imply this evening, but it may have been something other than “F—k you, a—hole!” I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. The next time you’re in
You’re sure to get an interesting response.
Does anyone else have experience with, or alternate translations for the bird?
Can you help me translate?