This just in.

“Face palm” seems to be the new It Girl of cool expressions. This phrase refers to an act of stupidity. Today, I even saw “double face palm.” Presumably, this expression is twice as cool. The action itself of hitting one’s forehead in this manner has been around for a long time. But the Urban Dictionary‘s listing that notes that a speaker actually says “Face palm” rather than literally palming his face, was only added on 10/31/10.

About Verla

Wordfreak. Linguist. WA State licensed P.I. #3377. Principal, Viera Investigations. Spanish-English interpreter. Sole proprietor, Encanto Language Services. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, PacNWer by choice. Jewelry artist, Different Drummer Designs. Owner, world’s most gigantic dachshund. Driver, world’s almost smallest car. Chocoholic. Lover of things purple.
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