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Maybe I *DO* like Rahm Emanuel.

May 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Over the weekend, I caught a local politics radio program where they were discussing the… colorful side of Rahm Emanuel. At one point, they were rattling off examples of the salty language he sometimes uses and I fell absolutely in love with one of the terms that he seems to have coined:

“Knuckle-fuck.”

As in:

“That guy’s is a total knuckle-fuck.”

Apparently, Emanuel is a longtime fan of “knuckle-head” but felt that - at times - it lacked sufficient energy to REALLY get his point across.

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  • 1 BW // May 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I hesitate to add that he is missing part of one of his (I think) middle fingers… Thus causing that finger to end in what looks very much like a knuckle.

    BTW, this is one of those things that, once I learned it, made me (despite my being by many other accounts a well-adjusted and mature adult) completely unable to focus on what Emanuel says because I just keep watching for the finger. Kind of like when I learned that McCain has a severely limited range of arm motion…

    Oh, and what sort of FCC standards do you have out there where they can say knuckle fuck on the radio?

  • 2 funtax // May 6, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Yeah, they discussed The Finger as well. Apparently, Emanuel is fond of flipping the bird with that hand in situations where a person only needs to “halfway fuck themselves”. He’s also fond of using The Finger in circumstances where it’s likely to unsettle the person he’s dealing with. Also, apparently at some point, a rumor was spread by god-knows-who that he’d lost the finger while secretly fighting for the Israeli army when, in fact, he lost it in a meat slicing accident at Arby’s as a kid.

    As for how they got it on over the airwaves, it was NPR so no one was paying attention and they made sure to say “knuckle F” instead of using the whole word.

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