Flipping for Titanic

I read in Buzz magazine about Kate Winslet flipping another character the bird in Titanic (No I haven’t seen it — the theater folks stopped accepting my student I.D. for discounted admission when my chest-hair turned gray). Some folks assumed it was an anachronism, but apparently director James “Unlimited Production Budget” Cameron had done his homework, going on to explain that the Romans had invented the digitus impuditas, as they called it. Don’t know if it’s true, but I could have used that defense back in my junior high days. The principal sure didn’t seem to think I was being very historic at the time.

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