A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

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A Creative way with Familiar Gestures

It’s an old newsflash. Basketballer Matthew Richardson ‘kissed his middle finger and blew the kiss to the crowd with his finger raised’.

Matthew Richardson saluting the crowd (source)

Isn’t that a nice add-on? Or is it a combination of ‘fuck you‘ and ‘blowing a kiss‘? I could even argue that here we see a combination of two gesture morphemes, one meaning contempt+dismissal the other ‘to you over there’. But that would dull the brilliance of the invention, wouldn’t it? He takes two familiar things and blends them into an ironic one-acts-says-it-all gesture.

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