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Sign What is the meaning?

V what does this mean????
In the 60s and 70s holding up two fingers (the middle and pointer in a V - palm forward), meant PEACE. Nixon holding up the V, I think meant Victory. Kids putting the horns over the head of a classmate in a picture was a put down.
Now we see the fingers with a V at a sideways-downward angle used by young people. It seems to have another meaning. What is it?
It was on a TV show the other day and the host seemed to think it was not appropriate.
Anyone out there know
I am not sure what category to use!!

 
tootoobusy

Asked by tootoobusy at 9:38 AM on Jan. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • sorry charly, not a sign for ASL it's a gang symbol. Also V is for victory, and kids came up with bunny ears all on their own. :-)
    ashleyaction

    Answer by ashleyaction at 9:43 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • gang symbol
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:39 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • gansta stuff.
    Aquarius80

    Answer by Aquarius80 at 9:41 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • It is NOT a gangster symbol. It's just another adapataion of the classic "Peace" symbol. It's the "young people's" way of making it their own. It's nothing involved with gangs, violence, or anything of that nature.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:34 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • For Victory

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 9:59 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Jazz is correct
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:40 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I am not sure who is right, but I do know that it does not look good. Since we are not sure of the meaning, it could be correctly or incorrectly interpreted and it could put the person in a slant that is not true or intended. So why do it?
    tootoobusy

    Comment by tootoobusy (original poster) at 10:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

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