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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2007 at 2:39 am
    Link: Top 10 Hand Gestures to Know - Some of these can be highly offensive depending where you are.
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    shaun37 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 2:45 am
    i know a few of them.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 2:53 am
    hehe, now i now how to piss someone off without actually knowing their language
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    sulu Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 3:22 am
    Never realized Thumbs ups and Peace could get you in trouble.
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:32 am
    Never realized Tony Blair was a woman.
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    aliens_exist Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:35 am
    "Beware, however, of using this gesture in the Philippines – it’s a method of communication considered worthy only to use on dogs, and is actually punishable by arrest. Worst of all, they’ll break your index finger in order to prevent you from committing the same crime again!"

    WTF? 0_o

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:45 am
    Thr baby lol
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 5:47 am
    sulu, in the UK the peace fingers are the fingers facing outwards, if you do it so the fingers are facing inwards its like the finger in the US.
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 5:53 am
    The invention of pockets, now we know...
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    NZ_Life Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 5:54 am
    According to my old enlgish teacher, #10 originated from the amercians cos they got to fat and lazy to hold up 2 fingers like the brits do in #7 (which is thought to hve come from the french taunting english longbowmen, meaning "if you get caught, we`ll cut your bowstring fingers off")
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    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 7:00 am
    Actually #7 was used the other way around. We used to be famous for our archers (an individual could average about 6 arrows in the air at any one time) so doing \/ at the French was basically a death threat. Hence the French started cutting off our fingers when we got caught. But yeah, the \/ originated as a death threat.. like sticking a gun in somebody`s face.
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    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 7:22 am
    For all those confused about #7

    Look the the picture.
    bad = left picture, with knuckle pointing out
    good = right picture, with finger-nails pointing in, sort of like a hippy.

    At least, i hope it`s that.. ;-/

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    VenomX Male 70 & Over
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    September 30, 2007 at 7:37 am
    I knew like 6-7 of them...anyway don`t use thumbs up in Latin America B-|
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    zurgrock Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 7:46 am
    the finger cam from this war the people tried to cut off the bowmens middle fingers, and they failed to so they won the war and they were all ha ha we still got our finger pointing it at them
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 8:59 am
    The “Corna”
    The gesture was actually popularised as a Satanic salute during the 1960s, appearing in many editions of the Satanic Bible. Nowadays many Americans (such as Jenna Bush, pictured below) use the gesture simply to mean “rock on”.

    actually when u hold the thumb outward it means "i love you" as seen its three fingers, its usually used on rockconserts when they make the sign and screams our "i love you, i love you"
    when having the thumb in yur palm it means satan

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    KitsumiMaru Male 18-29
    34 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 9:47 am
    The "Cutis"

    not just an eastern sign, i refer you to Act 1 Scene 1 of romeo and juliet (shakespeare)

    Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

    I do bite my thumb, sir.

    Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

    Is the law of our side, if I say ay?


    No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.

    so, known of in england as well as the east

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    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 10:24 am
    The "fig" one is offensive in Russia too.
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    Joolz200 Female 18-29
    129 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 11:46 am
    I never realised #7 wasn`t rude in america! That does explain a few things from american tv shows lol
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    robock Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 11:50 am
    as he somewhat say in the conclusion, humans are so obsessed with sex that almost any gesture can be considered, somewhere in the whole world, as a reference to sexual organs.
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 11:58 am
    Now I am confused!
  21. Profile photo of fk
    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 12:22 pm
    So stupid and contrived. Most of those "gestures" are just annoying in general, regardless of where you are.
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    salem33466 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    um this was most likely made in britian so thats why A LOT of this crap is false
    plus on #7, i`ve been to italy and it aint rude if you do it either way, the just put a whole lot of bullsh*t into this to make it interesting
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    Phantom_2040 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    Actually, according to myriad documentaries on the History and Discovery channels, the thumbs-up/thumbs-down gesture really was used back in the days of the Coliseum, only by the emperor, not the people.
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    erti Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 12:37 pm
    I always thought of #7 to be a peace sign. Never thought of it to be a rude gesture. It seems to be the opposite in Great Britian. It basicly means "peace" here in the US but in Britian it`s "Fighting talk"! o.O I`ve also notice in anime where they use the peace sign a lot. I`m guessing for the Japanese it means "peace" as well.
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    bombsquad505 Female 18-29
    322 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    Did anyone else notice that nearly every gesture seemed to taunt the Italians? For a race that talks with their hands a lot, that CAN`T be good.
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    thumb`s up guy has very small thumbs
  27. Profile photo of fatalicus
    fatalicus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    does`t The “Corna” signal big horns in texas? (like a bull with big horns, meaning a good bull?

    I think i remember something like that from the time where Bush` daughter did that sign (what you see in the picture) and people said she made a satanic sign, but it was later explained that in texas it was a good sign, because of the bull thing.

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    mintsponge Male 18-29
    54 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    wow, that was a lame waste of my time
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    wolkanne Male 30-39
    226 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 2:37 pm
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    well the thumbs up one is true. When I ordered a pasta dish in Italy the waiter brought me my food and I said "Grazie" and gave him a thumbs up. I was asked to leave.
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    AMU Female 18-29
    119 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    You are raight fatalicus, in Texas the "Corna" means a bull and it is known as the "hand gesture" representative of the University of as you pointed out, she was not making any "satanic sign" nor she meant "rock on", but she is/was actually a student of the University of Texas.
    By the way, it does mean (specially in Latin America) that your wife is cheating on you ("it is putting the horns on you" an idiomatic expression that does not make sense in English...sorry), but at the same time when you are mad (as in this case with the referee in a match) by doing that you mean "cabron" which is a very common "bad word" in Latin America.
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    clashrocker Female 13-17
    133 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    I remember watching a VH1 special a while back, and they said something about thumbs-up also meaning "up yours".
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1459 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 4:11 pm
    I give this thread 2 thumbs up.
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 4:50 pm
    I laughed at Churchill flicking the Vs. How could he possibly not know there was a difference between that and `peace`?
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    actulay the corona was and old country getsure (which one i cant remeber) that you would use to dispell the "evil eye" or the cast it on a person. even dio said that. he said in an interveiw his grandmother would use it for protection.
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    kawawakaba Male 18-29
    123 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 6:13 pm
    wow, its so not true that youll get arrested for doing that in the philippines. You might get laughed at........I know this from years of living in the Phils.
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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 6:41 pm
    "Black Sabbath guitarist Ronnie James Dio"

    Looks like someone should get their facts right.

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    quiz_a_lot Female 13-17
    1 post
    September 30, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    Number 9, "The Corna"

    That also means bullsh*t in sign-language...So remember kids, when all those folks out there are giving the rock on signal to their favorite song or band...It means that they are saying their favorite band or song is bullsh*t...

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    greenXdayX86 Female 13-17
    105 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 8:44 pm
    annoyed deaf people?!?!?!?!?! wtf! lol! o yea the rock on symbol thing also means i love you if you put ur thumb out so if ur thumb is on ur fingers its rock on and if its out it i love you! lol XD lml (<rock on) lml, (<i love you)
  40. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    Black Sabbath guitarist Ronnie James Dio

    Yeah what the heck?

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    macedonpimp Male 13-17
    157 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    they should post hand gestures 2 avoid in compton
  42. Profile photo of LDBAMC
    LDBAMC Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 9:41 pm
    SWAT Team Hand Gestures
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    flambore Male 40-49
    66 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    I can`t believe they left out the shocker and the gangsta.
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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    October 1, 2007 at 4:57 am
    most of those hand signs are stupid and pointless. except for the middle finger!!!
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    denea Female 13-17
    224 posts
    October 1, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    i must remember all these so i can use them later
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    DrugMunky Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    The \/ sign here in the UK means "f*** off" as opposed to "up yours". There`s an old story about it being used to taunt the french before battles, as caught longbowmen had their fingers cut off to prevent them ever firing a bow again.

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