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Old 02-20-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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Norwegians Confused By PRESIDENT BUSH's 'Devil's Horns' Salute

The Associated Press is reporting that President George W. Bush's "Hook 'em, 'horns" salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan.

That's what it means in the Nordics when you throw up the right hand with the index and pinky fingers raised, a gesture popular among heavy metal groups and their fans in the region.

Residents of the Scandinavian country were taken aback when they saw the First Family appear to salute Satan during the inaugural parade.

"Shock greeting from Bush daughter," a headline in the Norwegian Internet newspaper Nettavisen said above a photograph of Bush's daughter Jenna, smiling and showing the sign.

For Texans, the gesture is a sign of love for the University of Texas Longhorns, whose fans are known to shout out "Hook 'em, 'horns!" at sporting events.

Bush, a former Texas governor, and his family made the sign to greet the Longhorn marching band as it passed during the inaugural parade through Washington during Thursday's festivities, Norway's largest newspaper, Verdens Gang, explained to its readers.

Bush is a tru Nordic metal dude \m/
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*throws the upside-down horns of the University of Oklahoma*
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this happened a month or so ago, i thought, i remember reading this. funny stuff.
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I have no idea what this thread has to do with bangs or clatters.
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