|"Well, a dictionary is a useful tool..."|
Stan Lee, How to Write Comics
It's the classic superhero stance, a pose as old as the comic books themselves: standing with arms akimbo! It means to stand with hands on the hips and elbows turned outward. To this day, I judge the quality of a dictionary by whether or not they include an illustration of arms akimbo, but only because it's the first word I ever recall seeing in the dictionary as a small child, probably because of that picture. According to Merriam-Webster (no picture, epic fail), you can apparently sit with legs akimbo too, but that just doesn't seem quite as heroic. Akimbo is actually an English word, its origin from the Middle English (and possibly Old Norse) in kenebowe.
Kenebowe - I'll have to remember that as a surname for the secret identity of some stretchy power guy down the road, but I digress.
|A is for Aquaman with arms akimbo!|
|Aquaman's Little Fish|
Add a +3 bonus to the Effort on a test to Intimidate (Willpower action), Notice, or Search (Awareness actions) while standing with arms akimbo.
One down, 25 more to go. "B" sure to check in tomorrow, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel! Thanks again for reading!
(By the way, if the letter B of the A to Z Blogging Challenge had fallen instead on April Fool's Day today, you'd probably be reading something stupid I'd written about boob windows...)