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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 549 Nejc 19-Feb-04 21:30
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 175 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:26
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 169 Anne-Marie 20-Feb-04 07:54
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 163 Nejc 20-Feb-04 11:50
Two fingers 186 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Two fingers 176 Nejc 20-Feb-04 14:41
Re: Two fingers 249 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 14:46
Re: Two fingers 147 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Two fingers 161 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:32
try this one instead... 203 Mercury Rapids 20-Feb-04 16:33
So I see 146 Nejc 20-Feb-04 16:42
Re: So I see 164 Richard Fusniak 20-Feb-04 19:55
Defiintely ... lol 159 Nejc 21-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Two fingers 226 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 16:46
Yes..Twice..n/t 181 Nejc 20-Feb-04 17:04
No no no, folks.... 176 Saorsa 23-Feb-04 16:10
Re: A cool one from Hoagland's 369 Kevin Kanada 23-Feb-04 18:10

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