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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 441 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 140 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 129 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 124 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 142 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 138 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 198 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 115 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 127 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 148 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 110 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 127 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 114 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 183 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 149 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 138 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 266 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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