Lawmaker wants to make 'high five' the 'official greeting' of Missouri

Lawmaker wants to make 'high five' the 'official greeting' of Missouri

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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 03: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals gives high fives during introductions before taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates during Game One of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 3, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 7:17 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Give me a high five! And make it official.

If a Missouri lawmaker gets his way, the “high five” could become “the official greeting in the state of Missouri.”

The legislation is proposed by House Democrat Courtney Curtis, of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley.

Curtis says the high five is “friendly, fun and can lift spirits,” even in a tense work place like the state Capitol. And it’s something Democrats and Republicans can both do—together.

Missouri already has a couple of dozen official symbols, including a state dinosaur, folk dance and musical instrument.

One of the most recent additions to the official list was the state dessert, the ice cream cone. Now how about a high five for that!

High five bill is HB1624.

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