Re: Hand characters (was: +1/-1 in e-mail comments (was: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy))

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 09:00:00 CST

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    2009/1/12 John W Kennedy <>:
    >> Shown back is a rude insult (having its roots in archery).
    > A modern myth. See <>

    The etymology of "fuck you" from "pluck yew" is a modern myth. This is
    also quite transparent. While the site also states that the reversed
    victory sign is not supposed to come from the hacked off fingers of
    archers, there are several other sources which convincingly show that
    it indeed does (among others, if I remember well in


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