Friday, August 20, 2010
Circles & Squares
The term L7 Weenie reminds me of The Sandlot. You know, when Squints is describing Smalls, "Come on, Benny. Man. The kid is a... L7 weenie!". But, it's ironic that with time the term evolved from a compliment to a slang insult. When referring to a person, a Square originally meant someone who was honest, traditional and loyal. An agreement that is equitable on all sides is a "square deal".
American culture transformed the term from a compliment to an insult to an obsolete term. The Square shape reference is created by putting together an "L" made with the left thumb and index finger and a "7" made with the right thumb and index finger. Makes total sense.