Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 10:00:02 -0500
From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM
Subject: RE Very TAN--Giving Finger
Are we sure Roger Ebert isn't poking a little fun at us for saying it's "unlikely" that a young lady
would have given someone the finger in 1912?
Bundled up in that "unlikely" are a lot of assumptions about behavior of young ladies of that
period and the validity of the official and personal historical records.
Also, if we buy the storyline, by the time Kate Winslet's character flips the bird, she's been
fraternizing with low-class passengers for some time and could have acquired the gesture.
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com