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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 548 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 174 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 167 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 162 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 185 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 175 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 248 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 147 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 160 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 203 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 145 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 163 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 159 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 226 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 180 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 175 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 368 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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