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Actually, the V for Victory was done with the hand the other way round, so you can see the thumb and fingers. The other way round (with the back of the hand to the front) is an insult. :)

I heard it was first used after Agincourt as an insult to the French, or something. Apparently, the French would cut off the bow fingers of captured English archers and the two-fingered salute became an insult after that - "I've still got my fingers' sort of thing.

That's what I heard anyway... :)

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A cool one from Hoagland's 490 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 157 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 149 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 144 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 165 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 157 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 229 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 130 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 144 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 184 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 127 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 147 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 141 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 210 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 164 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 159 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 326 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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