I definitely feel like I’m over-intellectualizing on this one, but oh well.
The tradition of putting your two fingers behind someone’s head in a picture or in some other situation is pretty familiar to all of us as “bunny ears”. It is seen as a way to sort of make fun of someone. I was wondering if there is any connection to this gesture and to the more archaic tradition of “cuckold’s horns”, the horns a man metaphorically gets when his wife has been sleeping with another man.
If bunny ears don’t come from cuckold’s horns, where do they come from?