"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Here's a phrase that historically comes from a book entitled, "Lacon," by Coined by Charles Caleb Colton in 1820.
I am quite certain he had never met my daughters, for when I looked upon my third and beheld the following, I felt indignantly flattered:
Photography Credit: June Cazier, 2009; Samsung S630 Digital.
Where could my child have learned such mannerisms? How could this be? My child, whom I am raising to be a perfect angel, where could she have run across this gesture?
Must have been her mother, I'll bet she's flattered.
Lucky for us, no one saw this sincere imitation.