The Truth Behind 5 Popular Hand Gestures

Submitted by: CrakrJak 6 years ago
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/53146

How did all those hand gestures like the Vulcan gesture come about?
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Female 362
I always thought the Vulcan sign was from the Hebrew word "Chai," which is the same hand shape held palm down over your child`s head while you pray, representing the word for "life." Especially since the Vulcan form means "Live long and prosper."
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Female 728
I already knew the one about the ta`al (the Vulcan hand salute). I`m a Trek geek, so I went searching Youtube for videos and there`s one where Nimoy talks about it. :D
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Female 115
"anyone elses hand hurt now after trying these?" Yep lol
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Female 3,828
anyone elses hand hurt now after trying these? lol
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Male 2,220
I thought the vulcan thing was something to do with Vulcan foreplay. Vulcan women having a smaller twaint...
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Female 2,927
i cant do the vulcan thing. shame of my existence....among others.
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Female 158
Tommasso: the bull horn is still good luck, the article didn`t say that it was bad, it said that you use it to ward off the evil eye.
It said that you`d get beat up if you point it at a guy. It`s funny, my mom first told me about the corna being also being used to represent someone screwing another guy`s wife.
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Female 1,604
I knew about the Ronnie James Dio thing, didn`t really know about the others
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Male 527
ShizzamX, not all people can do the Vulcan salute. I couldn`t until I started practicing it a lot when I was 8.
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Male 1,222
@Tommasso1618
Cornudo!
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Female 2,695
wait, people can`t do the vulcan thing? also, the high five isn`t really a hand gesture, persay
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Female 9,402
I can do the Vulcan sign with no problems.
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Male 312
The Pledge of Allegiance was made by a communist(or edited by a communist) and it`s just a load of bull**** anyway. I hate it.
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Male 202
OK, not true about the italian bull horns are bad... in fact, many italians like myself wear gold or silver charms that represent or are in the shape of a bull horn for good luck...
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Male 1,451
My dad loved Star Trek so when I was a little kid I tried to hard to do Spock`s LLAP gesture. I finally got it and because I did it so much my hands don`t fully touch there anymore. My index finger rests snuggly against my middle finger, and my ring against my pinky; but, at rest, my middle and ring fingers always have a gap after the first knuckle.

The end.
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Male 2,436
Wow... I`m older than the "High Five"? It always seemed, I don`t know... timeless.
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Female 3,598
me too link.
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Male 4,746
Wait...some people can`t do the "Vulcan" thing? Is that a joke?
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Female 108
Wow the Bellamy Gesture = Heil Hitler gesture. Awesome, not because I`m a Hitler-lover but because we actually used it in the US before WW2. weird!
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Male 554
"Can you do the vulcan gesture with both hands... at the same time? Opening and closing like a crab?"

darn, i just got finger cramps =(
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Male 3,255
Now THIS is the kind of stuff I love to read. Great find CrakrJak.
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Male 1,164
Can you do the vulcan gesture with both hands... at the same time? Opening and closing like a crab?

I can.
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Male 25,416
Ok, that was interesting!
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Female 2,352
I`m surprised some people find it so hard to do the Vulcan sign.
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Male 17,512
Link: The Truth Behind 5 Popular Hand Gestures [Rate Link] - How did all those hand gestures like the Vulcan gesture come about?
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