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rabbit57i
post Nov 21 2007, 04:53 PM
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I always wanted a sit and spin when I was little.

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post Nov 21 2007, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Nov 21 2007, 08:01 AM)
"sit and spin"  laugh.gif How quaint.
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My buddy Mark used to append this with "...and when you hit my elbow, the ride's over."
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curtinparloe
post Nov 21 2007, 08:50 PM
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Winston Churchill did it as a victory sign.


However, to the best of my knowledge he didn't say "Jog on."
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post Nov 21 2007, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Nov 21 2007, 03:50 PM)
Wiipedia agrees with me. I guess the sentiment remains the same though.

QUOTE (Wikipedia - Finger (Gesture))
In the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the V sign (given with the back of the hand towards the recipient) serves a similar purpose (primarily "Fuck off"), whilst "the bird" is more often used for "up yours", "swivel on it", "sit and swivel on it" or "sit and spin".

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According to QI (the source of all knowledge!), there is no real definition of what flicking the Vs means. The most likely definition is that it is a variation of a finger on each side of your head, like devil's horns, which was the sign of the cuckold - to fuck someone's wife. Rather than "fuck you" it means "I'm going to fuck your wife".

The much suggested story that it comes from English archers taunting French soldiers has no real evidence to support it.

Personally I wish we could return to the good old Sid James V & rasberry combo.
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post Nov 21 2007, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 21 2007, 10:20 PM)
Personally I wish we could return to the good old Sid James V & rasberry combo.
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I never left. blush.gif

I do think the one finger salute is ruder but is also too overused and Americanised. Two fingers is always funnier as it's a bit more naff and "English" as someone already said.

I think the Mum test is a good one. I can get away with sticking two fingers up at my Mum (jokingly, of course) but never one!

Raspberries, however, are always funny. They sound like farts.

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post Nov 22 2007, 03:04 AM
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My mum (and some other middle-aged people I've observed) do the raspberry along with a sort of "thumbs up" sign jabbed into the air.

That's real old skool that is.
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post Nov 22 2007, 04:47 AM
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I can't do raspberries. My tongue must be mildly retarded. I can't do that rolling noise required for all the fancy french words either.

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post Nov 22 2007, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (melzilla @ Nov 21 2007, 10:22 PM)
I can get away with sticking two fingers up at my Mum (jokingly, of course) but never one!
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ohmy.gif You did the Vs at your mum? Outrageous!

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I don't even do the "itching my face" Vs at my mum.

In fact, now I come to think about it, I hardly do the Vs anyway.
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post Nov 22 2007, 01:35 PM
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Not at Mum. No way.

My Mum's only even sworn once in front of the family, one Christmas at Liam Neeson at the end of Under Suspicion.
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post Nov 22 2007, 01:48 PM
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We swear at Mum all the time, but not as much as we call her a Gayby Baby.
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post Nov 22 2007, 02:23 PM
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I call my Mum alternative swearwords, like 'You big flump'.
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post Nov 22 2007, 04:18 PM
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I flick the V's on a regular basis to much amusement. While me and my mates were travelling around the US though we stopped at an internet cafe and the guy flicked us the V's and said "see you later" as we left. We realised it was more a "Peace-Out" sort of gesture but since then we swear at each other and say "See you later" instead of shaking hands.
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post Nov 22 2007, 07:19 PM
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That's great. I've got the image now of some guy in America who was once taught that flicking the V was the peace sign and has been doing it wrong for years as a result. He's probably been beaten to death by ex-pats by now, but it's still a funny image.
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post Nov 23 2007, 05:08 AM
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QUOTE (maian @ Nov 23 2007, 05:19 AM)
That's great. I've got the image now of some guy in America who was once taught that flicking the V was the peace sign and has been doing it wrong for years as a result. He's probably been beaten to death by ex-pats by now, so it's an even funnier image.
I hate people taking photos of me, so for about 2 years I always stuck my middle finger up whenever someone tried. The thing is, they often came out pretty well. Since then I've grown up, and now I use verbal abuse instead. Hand gestures are more readily understood, but there's nothing quite so exquisite and mature as calling someone a fucking twat.

That said, it's still pretty satisfying to let someone know what you think of them with a well timed wanking gesture.
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post Nov 23 2007, 01:36 PM
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