( CNN) The act lasted mere seconds, but it has split social media and left people mulling: When is a bend a bow?

During the first stop on his inaugural journey abroad, President Donald Trump, like chairpeople before him, was honored with Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud.

But no sooner had the six-foot-two President leaned in so the much shorter Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud could place the award around his neck then the politically tinged topics started winging: Was it a bow? A curtsey? Some awkward combining thereof?