Wurz hänger.. eh, loose?

Alexander Wurz knep en pallplats under Kanadas Grand Prix så firade han med en märklig gest från podiet, som han tydligen fått många frågor på via sin hemsida. Ni ser en bild av det från hans hemsida här brevid. Wurz själv skriver så här på sidan (med autentiska stavfel och annan Yoda-meningsbyggnad);

I have been asked by so many people what my 3 finger sign stands for. Well it’s a sign which we use between kite surfers, but there’s a funny story behind it. I am totally not superstitious but that weekend in Canada one of my kite surf buddies from Hawaii was surfing some waves on the North Shore when he said that he suddenly felt htat i will finish on the podium. He actualy stopped sufring, which is quita a miracle, and went home and called me to tell me. I forgot about it until the last few laps of the race, then knowing my surf mates were watching on TV, when I got out of the car I figured I at least owed them a greeting! hang loose.

Wow Alex, funny story och låter onekligen som ett mirakel. Men, f1bloggens författare har själv också varit och surfat på North Shore, och svängt med ‘hang loose’-tecknet, men då alltid utan ett tredje finger i mitten. Så misstanke har uppstått att det inte alls är hang loose, eller så har kite-surfarna ett eget hang loose. Någon av läsarna som vet mer?

Så här skriver wikipedia om tecknet (bild också från wikipedia);

The “shaka” sign is a common greeting gesture. It is often associated with Hawaii and boarding sports such as surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. It consists of extending the thumb and pinky finger while keeping the three middle fingers curled, and raising the hand as in salutation. Sometimes the hand is rotated back and forth to emphasize the sign.
Hawaiian locals use the shaka for various meanings, like “all right”, “cool”, “smooth”, etc. Residents of states other than Hawaii who use the shaka may describe it as meaning “hang loose”. It is also used to convey what locals in Hawai’i call the “Aloha Spirit,” a gesture of friendship and understanding between the various ethnic cultures that reside within Hawai’i. It can also be used to signal a “hello”, “goodbye”, ” ’till next time”, “take care”, “Alright!.”

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