June 6th, 2008

Obama puts popularity in the "pound."

by Jacqueline Whitmore

There’s some good news for all you “germ-a-phobes” who don’t like to shake hands. It’s called the hand pound or “pound” for short. And it has been endorsed by Barack Obama.

When Obama captured the Democratic nomination last Tuesday night, he did more than just hug and kiss his devoted wife, Michelle. He affectionately gave her the “pound,” which I think is kind of cool. This handshake, also known as the fist bump, is formed when you clinch your fist and tap knuckles with another person. It is generally used when someone does something good. So go ahead and bump away! You can tell others that an etiquette expert told you it was politically correct!

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