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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 413 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 133 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 121 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 118 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 135 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 130 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 191 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 107 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 118 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 140 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 101 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 119 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 106 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 177 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 142 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 131 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 245 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10


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