Originally posted by Vox:
I wonder why we don't have a word in English for that thing people do with their mouths when they acknowledge somebody without saying hello. You know what I mean? When a person kind of clenches their lips tightly together and sort of folds them into each other? It's kind of a humble sort of expression, but it's common enough that there ought to be a name for it.
I want suggestions. I suggest "frimp." As in, "She nodded and frimped as she walked past him."
VOX...isn't called a "head-nod"??? that's what we call it...the african american salute of sorts. the wassup, how you doin, good day, hey there, hi kinda unspoken greeting we give each other no matter where you're from, where you are, or what's going on....you catch each other's eyes and do that lip thing and nod your head.
Don't make me come down there. --God