Magazine December 31, 2019, Issue

Okay Stupid

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Some cadets made a gesture during the Army–Navy football game, and that led to an investigation of their “intention.” It was the dreaded “okay” gesture. As the HuffPost said, “the symbol began as a trolling hoax by members of the website 4chan, saying the hand gesture formed a ‘W’ and ‘P’ for ‘white power.’ But the gesture is now being used ‘in some circles as a sincere expression of white supremacy,’ according to the ADL.”

That must have been the meaning! It couldn’t have been the old “circle game,” where anyone who looks at your gesture earns himself a fast fist to

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Some cadets made a gesture during the Army–Navy football game, and that led to an investigation of their ‘intention.’

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