Friday, January 21, 2005

Jenna Offends Norwegians and Deaf

I can't really hate on Jenna for what she did; I knew what she was signaling with that hand sign...but this shite is still hilarious. According to Yahoo News:
Many Norwegian television viewers were shocked to see U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) and family apparently saluting Satan during the U.S. inauguration. But in reality, it was just a sign of respect for the University of Texas Longhorns, whose fans are known to shout out "Hook 'em, horns!" at athletic events. The president and family were photographed lifting their right hands with their index and pinky fingers raised up, much like a horn. But in much of the world those "horns" are a sign of the devil. In the Nordics, the hand gesture is popular among death metal and black metal groups and fans. "Shock greeting from Bush daughter," a headline in the Norwegian Internet newspaper Nettavisen said late Wednesday above a photograph of Bush's daughter, Jenna, smiling and showing the sign.
And NY Daily News writes:
But deaf people who use American Sign Language easily identified the sign for "bulls-!" One of the eight official signers for the inauguration - who interpreted the President's address on the West Front of the Capitol - yesterday confirmed to me the bovine expletive. Staffers at the New York School for the Deaf and the New York Society for the Deaf snickered. The First Lady's press secretary, Gordon Johndroe, reacted with a surprised giggle. "Jenna was using the 'Hook 'em horns' sign and there were a lot of Texans in the room," said Johndroe, himself a U.T. grad. "Texans have been known to BS every once in a while."
Fuck'n A. Four more years of this BS'r.
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