Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 19:16:01 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: pop one's fingers As Robert Ness suggested, popping one's fingers is a gesture known in the Caribbean too. I can't tell you for sure if that term is used, but when I grew up in Jamaica the gesture was comnmon among children and young people, often accompanied by raised eyebrows and opened mouth, as an expression of surprise but sometimes directed at others, as in, "Oooh, someone's gonna get it!" Jamaica, of course, has strong cultural and linguistic links to Ghana. --peter patrick PS. If you do it wrong or for too long, it really hurtts!