Originally posted on Tales from the World:
For the connoisseurs of French cuisine, the word ‘Quenelle‘ is known. It is a dish made from minced fish, chicken or meat cooked in water in the form of an oval dumpling. In fact, the French word derived from the (German) word dumplings.
This article is not about the ‘haute cuisine’ but the explanation why the word ‘Quenelle’ has got a different meaning in France. It is the expression for ‘f**k you‘ or ‘Stick it in your ass‘. Sounds vulgar but is meant as an expression of protest against the elite. There is also a hand sign and this could become a worldwide symbol of the uprising.