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A gesture may often express a meaning more effectively than words. When you can just give someone the finger instead of telling them to fuck off, it’s a no-brainer. We like to believe that gestures can communicate through languages or that they are a more common means of communication, but the offensive gesture repertoires of North American and UK English speakers demonstrate that this is not the case. In reality, Americans are missing out on an especially satisfying offensive gesture, which British, Australian, and New Zealanders find hilarious.
With the index and middle fingers raised and parted, and the palm facing yourself, the ‘up yours’ gesture is made. It has connotations identical to the ‘middle finger’ gesture, but with a defiant undertone. For added impact, the hand can be rotated up and down. This besuited chappie demonstrates the gesture:
Desmond Morris and his colleagues discovered that this gesture was almost exclusively used in the British Isles during a study of gestures in Europe in the 1970s. In Australia and New Zealand, it is also used. The most famous version of its origins is that when the English defeated the French in the Hundred Years War with their fancy high-tech longbows, the archers’ V hand form when lining up their arrows became a fighting gesture. There is no evidence to support this story and plenty of evidence to refute it, but that doesn’t stop it from being told.

V for victory film

The V sign is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted to form a V shape, with the remaining fingers clenched. Depending on the situation and how it is interpreted, it may have a variety of meanings.
In certain Commonwealth countries, displaying the palm inward toward the signer may be considered an offensive move, dating back to at least 1900. The more common usage as a victory sign (“V for Victory”), with the back of the hand facing the signer (U+270C VICTORY HAND in Unicode), began in January 1941 as part of a World War II Allies movement. 1st The “V sign” was commonly adopted by the counterculture as a symbol of peace during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Shortly after, it became a pleasant gesture used in photographs, especially in East Asia, where the gesture is often associated with cuteness.
The disrespectful variant of the gesture (U+1F594 REVERSED VICTORY HAND with palm inward)[10] is frequently compared to the rude gesture known as “the finger.” By flicking the V upwards from the wrist or elbow, the “two-finger salute” (also known as “the forks” in Australia[11]) is usually performed. In the United Kingdom, and later in Ireland, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, and New Zealand, the V sign has long been considered an offensive gesture when the palm is facing the individual giving the sign. [two] It’s commonly used to express defiance (especially of authority), contempt, or ridicule. (12)

V for victory ww2

The V sign is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted to form a V shape, with the remaining fingers clenched. Depending on the situation and how it is interpreted, it may have a variety of meanings.
In certain Commonwealth countries, displaying the palm inward toward the signer may be considered an offensive move, dating back to at least 1900. The more common usage as a victory sign (“V for Victory”), with the back of the hand facing the signer (U+270C VICTORY HAND in Unicode), began in January 1941 as part of a World War II Allies movement. 1st The “V sign” was commonly adopted by the counterculture as a symbol of peace during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Shortly after, it became a pleasant gesture used in photographs, especially in East Asia, where the gesture is often associated with cuteness.
The disrespectful variant of the gesture (U+1F594 REVERSED VICTORY HAND with palm inward)[10] is frequently compared to the rude gesture known as “the finger.” By flicking the V upwards from the wrist or elbow, the “two-finger salute” (also known as “the forks” in Australia[11]) is usually performed. In the United Kingdom, and later in Ireland, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, and New Zealand, the V sign has long been considered an offensive gesture when the palm is facing the individual giving the sign. [two] It’s commonly used to express defiance (especially of authority), contempt, or ridicule. (12)

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Jonathan Griffin, the BBC’s European Intelligence Director, had come across an item on an agenda while operating in Belgium. The V for Victory symbol was the topic of discussion. Victory began with the letter V, not only in English, but also in French and Flemish. It was thought that it could be scribbled on walls with ease, even in the dark, to demonstrate resistance. Griffin reported to his boss, European Services Organiser John Lawrence, who launched a BBC campaign to have it adopted during the war.
On July 19, 1941, Winston Churchill used the V for Victory sign for the first time. Although the sign should be made with the palm facing outwards, Churchill was often seen smoking a cigar and making the gesture with his palm facing inwards. Churchill, as a member of the upper classes, was said to be unaware of the term’s derogatory connotation at first. But, after being told by one of his coworkers that making the sign with his palm facing inwards meant ‘up yours,’ he declined to stop doing so.