Where is my large automobile?
October 16, 2007 3:59 AM Subscribe
Reliving My Youth Filter: Watching ye olde Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime" video on YouTube, I note that I've never actually got the skinny on what the significance of the "hand chopping the forearm" gesture Byrne makes is.
posted by maxwelton to Society & Culture (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It seems to (perhaps) have cultural significance in India as evidenced by the film clip playing behind him, but my google searches have yielded nothing. I can kinda figure it out from the context but have always wondered if my half-assed assumptions actually have any grounding in reality. (Given the assumptions I had about sex the first time I saw that video and how accurate those turned out to be, I have my doubts.)