Okay, so, for those of you who DON’T live in Arizona (aka: are lucky), the two largest universities are ASU and U of A…and there is a bit of a rivalry. ASU people do this bizarre hand gesture, meant to look like a pitchfork, but it looks EXACTLY like a different hand gesture, which, in America…is completely pornographic.
Me: (Sending picture of my kids with the U of A mascots at a science fair.)
Ryan: Nice! Glad to see they’re carousing with the better university. Keep them away from the ASU people, they’ll teach them dirty hand gestures. I’m still trying to figure out how they started using “The Shocker” as their symbol.
Me: Oh, my, God…I wonder that EVERY TIME.
Ryan: I have this image that it was started as a prank, when a U of A grad said, “No, really, you guys need a hand sign. It would be really cool.”
Me: It doesn’t even look like a pitchfork. Since when are pitchfork tines uneven?
Ryan: When they’re designed by an engineering student from ASU.