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Peace with you all

By kombizz      
The V sign is a hand gesture in which the first and second fingers are raised and parted, whilst the remaining fingers are clenched. With palm inwards, in the United Kingdom and some other English speaking countries, it is an obscene insulting gesture of defiance. During World War II, Winston Churchill popularised its use as a "Victory" sign (for V as in victory) initially with palm inwards and later in the war palm outwards. In the United States, with the palm outwards, and more recently, occasionally inward as well, it is also used to mean "Peace", a meaning that became popular during the peace movement of the 1960s. In East Asia the gesture is commonly used with the palm outward, connoting positive meaning.
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W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 7:05AM
Yeah Peace Man!
Excellent and different perspective
Good work
Rick
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 7:16AM
The 'obscene' gesture with the palm inwards derives from the gestures of longbowmen fighting in the English army at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. It is believed that the French would cut off the arrow-shooting fingers of all the English longbowmen after they had won the battle at Agincourt. But the English came out victorious and showed off their two fingers, still intact.

The gesture as shown in this picture is accepted as a sign of peace, in our culture.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Jun 2010 7:43AM
Groovy, man! Smile

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