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Blowing a raspberry

Blowing a raspberry (or making a Bronx cheer) is slang for showing contempt for someone. In action, “to give a raspberry” is to put one’s tongue between the closed lips and expel air forcibly with a resulting rude noise signifying derision. The Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies), created by John Wilson in 1980, intends to counterpoint the Academy Awards by (dis)honoring the worst that the film industry has to offer.