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Prooners Secret Sign.

Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:36
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Ich bin ein Prooner.
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Prooners Secret Sign.

Is there a secret sign that exists, (in a similar manner to Freemasons, so I'm told! ) so that we Prooners would instantly recognise each other upon first meeting?
If not, should we have one, and what should it be?
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:41
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Vacant stare, glasses, and wrists in bandages ... from too much time spent at the computer.

Or you could look to see if they're wearing a set of PPRuNe wings.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:46
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Shake their hand and say Jerricho.... everyone knows Jerricho.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:46
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No need for secret signs it's dead easy to spot a Prooner.

Roll up to any Shady Sherbet shop populated by Comely Wenches with Lowly Morals and Negotiable Affections and they'll be the ones:-
1) With The Biggest Watches
2) Talking Loudest.
3) Who are the most Inebriated.
4) Are setting fire to the Furniture.
5) Climbing the Curtains.
6) Dancing on the Bar.

Then there's the blokes..........................
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:49
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Maybe one could go around whistling the Angus Prune Tune?

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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:08
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They're going to kill me for this but here it is...

When you initially approach someone you think is one, you should wave your hand nonchalantly like this at waist level:



If you get a similar wave in return, you go up to the person, and if that person presents their fist as shown below, use your index finger to penetrate it:



At this stage, you're 99.999% confident that you've got a real PPRuNer in front of you so you can complete the whole greetings bit with:



and



(the last 2 actions are repeated 3 times)...
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:21
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Does anyone else feel that there are simpler,more universal and some might say, more appropriate gestures using hand and wrist?


Nice one Airship

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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:47
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Onan would know.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:56
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Prooners who registered before 2003 might have other methods of identifying themselves, but that might just be a rumour...

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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:56
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Hmm, airship. Scratching your chest, is that?

...wrists in bandages ... from too much time spent at the computer
I guess well developed wrists are a result of visiting certain other sites.




I'm only guessing, of course.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:59
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Originally Posted by airship
Prooners who registered before 2003 might have other methods of identifying themselves, but that might just be a rumour...
It is...



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Old 7th Apr 2006, 14:12
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Might I suggest that former Zero Club members take up the last gesture as a way of identifying our own smaller fraternity within the greater PPRuNe? Obviously this would only ever be attempted once the standard greetings were successfully completed, and the prooner in front of the Zero Club member was say 5' 5" and 52kg at most...!
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 15:00
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Simple.

When you shake the hand, say "TRAB".* If the other party understands, they should say "PSOIT".

If they dont get you, they'll think you're clearing your throat.

This is the JB Handshake.

*thats cozz its hard to pronounce "TRRBAT" but its easier to do a "PSOIT"...
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 15:04
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One could always cup one's hands in front of one's eyes like binoculars.
I'm sure Binos wouldn't mind being the mascot (I was going to write mastiff!) of PPRuNe.

KISS
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 15:11
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Recently caught on tape: 2 Prooners giving the secret sign to a female prooner:


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Old 7th Apr 2006, 16:23
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That's really quite biblical Capn KAOS. The waters overfloweth well, the glass looks wrong but if it was a (dry) Martini, James Bond would have been pleased...?!
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 16:30
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Originally Posted by FLCH
Shake their hand and say Jerricho.... everyone knows Jerricho.
Yeah, there may be one or two countries where I wouldn't say that if I were you ...........
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 16:54
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What about simply tucking a copy of the Daily Mail under the left arm and turning the face an appoplectic shade of purple?
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 19:28
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Dont' make it so complicated!
If you think they are a PPruner then sidle up to them and whisper the code words "Did you know that if you re-arrange the letters in a sentence?" and wait for them to finish the question by replying "wnkjlhhkfekbev nllhlvhio hdhd hm ggw akkaishj wjdhdh!".
That'll confirm 100% that they're PPruners (unless you're in the middle of Birmingham in which case a supplementary question may be needed like "You're running down the road being chased by the old bill. How fast do you have to go before you can escape the earth's gravity and make a clean get away?".)
Any old answer will do I guess
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 19:40
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Snoop

Or you could look to see if they're wearing a set of PPRuNe wings.
Wore mine on a couple of flights. Decided that as SLF it made me look a bit of a pillock. Met no Prooners (or none who wished to identify themselves to me). Gave up. You can now spot me as the one trying not to be spotted.
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