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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 678 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 213 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 207 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 197 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 223 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 211 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 286 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 181 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 198 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 245 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 180 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 197 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 196 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 262 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 215 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 219 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 449 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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