I do bite my thumb at you sir!
March 17, 2010 7:32 AM Subscribe
In one of the original Superman films, Superman flies over the world and at one point Italy. I forget exactly what happens, but I think he rights the leaning tower of Pisa and it shows two of the locals upset. One of them bites his thumb and then raises it to they sky in what must be a rude gesture. Is this gesture still done in Italy today?
Bonus points if you are Italian and have done it or you are someone who has seen it in Italy within the last week or so.
posted by fantasticninety to Grab Bag (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's pretty much the whole question on the front page. I'm curious to know if this gesture is still used and understood or if people resort more to the arm up version (bras d'honneur) of the finger. Thanks!