Ha, great. The only thing that could have made it better is if she had her eyes squinted and her mouth open with her tounge out a little in that classic “awww yeahhhhh” face.
Comment by mollymillions — January 20, 2005 @ 12:40 pm
Some Norwegian paper had to explain to its concerned readership that it’s not the common death metal greeting they’re used to.
Comment by radcapdotcom — January 21, 2005 @ 3:38 am
University of Texas grad Jenna Bush might be getting a little lost in translation.
Standing onstage with her dad, the President, mom Laura, and sister Barbara at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie & Boots Ball on Wednesday night – and again yesterday as a Texas band paraded past the presidential reviewing stand – the blond Bush twin raised her right hand high in the air, and lifted her pinky and index fingers.
Texans recognized Jenna’s “Hook ’em horns” hand sign as a show of support for the University of Texas’ Longhorns football team.
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.”