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PODCAST: Shock Collar Question of the Day (07/07/21)

bunny ears

Jose is wearing the Shock Collar this morning!

Today’s question: Putting two fingers up behind the head of someone during a photograph is commonly known as “Bunny Ears.” And it’s meant to prank someone who doesn’t know it’s going on behind their head. But originally back in the Victorian Era (late 1800s, early 1900s), that hand signal meant something entirely different, and was absolutely NOT called “bunny ears.”

The finger gesture was meant to signify something embarrassing about someone’s personal life, and over time the symbolism was forgotten but the embarrassment stayed. What did it used to mean if someone put bunny ears behind your head back then?