Date: 11/29/97 3:06 AM
To: Grant Barrett
From: Pauline Bryant
There are two V signs in Australia. In the V-for-victory sign as used by
Churchill, hold up your index and middle fingers, with the thumb and the
other two fingers folded across the palm. The important thing is to do
this with the palm facing away from the body. Nobody actually does it
any more because it isn't culturally relevant any more, but also because
you might accidentally get it wrong and make the offensive sign.
... Is it only in Australia that the sign with the palm turned inward is offensive?