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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 729 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 228 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 219 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 209 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 235 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 226 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 299 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 194 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 211 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 260 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 195 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 209 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 211 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 275 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 228 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 236 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 477 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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