Posted by GPP on August 16, 2003
The postings of August 8-10 "What does 'Pick a finger' mean?" clearly indicate to me that both of the suggested interpretations of the hand gesture are intended simultaneously--that is, paraphrasing, 'what alternative procedure would you have undertaken?', and 'bugger off'. I'm sure there's an English word to describe this double meaning, but it's been eluding me. Any suggestions?