Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Entry: semion (n.)

In context: "One semion that still works fine is holding your fist up and cranking it with the other hand so the finger you're giving somebody goes up like a drawbridge."

Definition: I'm surprised that this isn't in the OED, but pretty clearly from

Other: semiology (n.): Sign language; The branch of science concerned with the study of linguistic signs and symbols.

I was wondering about the semiotics of dislike, and found an illustrated guide to offensive hand gestures

SNOOT score: 2

Page: 101
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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