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Old 02-02-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
knitandpearl
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From an Aussie... here are a couple of explanations....

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

.. and ... two fingers can be used as a measurement when pouring spirits (particularly whisky) into a glass
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