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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 451 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 143 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 135 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 130 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 149 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 141 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 203 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 119 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 131 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 157 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 116 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 131 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 118 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 190 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 153 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 143 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 273 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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