We’ve been through the ” talk to the hand” thing…it’s old and stale. And it is not really the sort of meme that encourages more discussion. It stops debate in its tracks.
I want ” talk to the eyebrow ” now. It will allow the challenged to continue the conversation – albeit under a withering machine-gun fire of skepticism. After all, the person with the eyebrow may be wrong and the target of the eyebrow may be right. If they can justify their position, the tables in the debate may turn. At least that’s the theory.
The eyebrow is potentially as rude as the index finger, but you can’t really fix upon it as a vile gesture. It silently scorns and demands proof of whatever is being asserted. It’s one of the most economical muscle movements that you can do.
And all the person has to do is raise the other brow at the same time to create and entirely new context. Amazement is taken by some as endorsement, while not really being so. You can play on others’ feeling and fears just by hoisting the hairline a smidgeon. And then there are the muscularly talented who can bounce them up and down at will, like the tappets on a V-8 engine…
You don’t believe me?
Oh? Really? óò