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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

Historically, when and where was that three-fingered salute used originally? And by whom?

Dan

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 8:12 a.m. PST

Boy Scouts?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

Hmm. For some reason I thought it might have been older than that. Perhaps mid 19th century?

Dan

Stryderg08 Jun 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

Boy Scouts use the right hand and elbow at a 90 degree angle.
Get it right! :)

Since they are using the left hand, maybe they are anti-scouts? Trustworthy, Loyal, Brave, etc…we don't need any of that.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Stryderg: "Since they are using the left hand, maybe they are anti-scouts?"

Anti-scouts! Lol.

Dan

28mm Fanatik08 Jun 2018 11:47 a.m. PST

From blowing kisses?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Yeah. That must be it.

Dan

Zephyr108 Jun 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

Aren't they actually "flipping the bird"?
(A 'Mockingjay' is a bird)
(Using three fingers probably implies something worse instead of one)
(Holding up the arm means "Can you see (me, it, this) now, [expletive]?" )

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

Zephyr1

Funny you should mention that. My wife will make that gesture to me on occasion, and then tell me to "read between the lines". :)

Dan
PS. Very similar to this:
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Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

Well, I imagine if your getting a rectal examination that would certainly be the case!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

Yikes!

Dan

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 10:19 p.m. PST

Cacique Caribe "Funny you should mention that. My wife will make that gesture to me on occasion, and then tell me to "read between the lines". :)"
I give the same gesture and say: "I work for the Commonwealth: I do everything in triplicate."

chromedog15 Jul 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Didn't one of the SEA nations try to have the films banned because this salute is used by one of their "revolutionary terrorist" type groups?

Poland used a 2 finger salute (to forehead, instead of a knife-hand).

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