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    Meaning of the Gesture...

    Does anyone know what it means when a person exposes his arm straight and crosses his middle and ring fingers? Looks snobbish and vulgar.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Meaning of the Gesture...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Does anyone know what it means when a person exposes his arm straight and crosses his middle and ring fingers? Looks snobbish and vulgar.
    No. When you cross those fingers usually it means:
    a. crossing them for luck
    b. crossing them to NOT make an oath hold (usually behind your back so the other person can't see. e.g.: I "promise" you that I won't tell a secret of yours, but my crossing my fingers "cancels" it. I don't know where this came from; it's pretty juvenile)
    c. as part of an expression of intimacy (I cross my fingers and say "Bob and Becky have been dating since sixth grade -- they're like this [showing the crossed fingers])
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    To my surprise, I've thought you cross your index finger with your middle finger to show that.
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    my first thought was same as Barmaley.
    on the 2nd thought, do you mean it like when your hand is sort of in the shape of the letter "W"???

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    Re: Meaning of the Gesture...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Does anyone know what it means when a person exposes his arm straight and crosses his middle and ring fingers? Looks snobbish and vulgar.
    It's some sort of gang symbol. Like "East-Side". His hand probably makes an E shape.
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    Re: Meaning of the Gesture...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Does anyone know what it means when a person exposes his arm straight and crosses his middle and ring fingers? Looks snobbish and vulgar.
    It's some sort of gang symbol. Like "East-Side". His hand probably makes an E shape.
    I've always thought it stands for "w", as in West side.

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    If you turn a W on it's side you get an E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    If you turn a W on it's side you get an E.
    *tries it* aye, true
    it's got to the with the hip-hop subculture, doesn't it.

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    i can't figure out is it west side or east?
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    Придёт весна и яркое солнце
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    i can't figure out is it west side or east?
    i guess both, depending on how you turn the hand.

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    If you extend your arm and split your middle finger and ring finger and make a "V", it is a Vulcan sign for "live long and prosper".
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Yep. I didn't read it closely enough -- my explanations are indeed for the index and middle fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    i can't figure out is it west side or east?
    I think that's the point. It's in the Ali G film. I don't think people really use it, do they? Not many gangs around my way .
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    west siiiiiiide

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    If you extend your arm and split your middle finger and ring finger and make a "V", it is a Vulcan sign for "live long and prosper".

    Or "Peace and long life" [/startreknerdiness]
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