Give me a high five! And make it official

Friday, January 31, 2014 | 7:08 a.m. CST; updated 11:13 a.m. CST, Friday, January 31, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — 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 said 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!

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