Sunday, 20 May 2012

When did the soul handshake get a grip?

Traditional

Soul
I must have missed it. When did the soul handshake take over from the traditional one? The soul form - I guess you could describe it as one hand clapping against another person's hand - was the exclusive form of greeting in use throughout Chelsea's glorious claim on the Champions League title yesterday.
Not just player to player but player to dignitaries, officials, and Roman A, the happy owner.
I don't mind but if it's the new etiquette we need to be told.
The Queen is touring Britain ahead of the Jubilee celebration. What if I were to bump into her and there was an embarrassing flapping as we decided how to shake hands?

1 comment:

  1. You would not be flapping with the Queen. You would be bowing.

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