For when your friends are being pretentious assholes.
posted by Dave Vogt in advice, art, culture, etiquette, how to, society, tips and tricks | * | 5 comments
[...] The Monocle Gesture, via Clusterflock’s Dave Vogt. Now, you may be wondering how you actually perform the monocle gesture. It’s really quite [...]
How far can you get in his text before wanting to “monocle” him yourself? I got as far as “Good day.” Then I got as far as “My name is Clifford Conley Owens III.”
I guess he’s keen for you to practise.
I am a fan of weird hand gestures that communicate things to a speaker- especially if the communication is “you’re a ponce.” However, I’m not sure the monocle gesture is effective. I want it to be lower than the eye, as if you’re picking up the monocle from it’s sitting place above your cheek. Not actually MAKING a monocle with your hand. For that silliness we have the thing where you turn your hands upside down and form a circle around your eyeball.
@Brachinus: The pretension is feigned (though all the details are true).
@Mary Jeys: Yes, I’m confused about that myself. I did not expect that people would express such an interest in this gesture. I’m trying to get back in touch with one of the Maracuchans that I saw do it to find out if it is supposed to go under the eye.