posted on Jun, 9 2006 @ 10:24 AM
Originally posted by theyrewatchingme
Used by british bowmen in the hundred years war after the french threatened to remove the fingers of anyone caught wielding a bow (effectively means
go forth and multiply but less politely!)
I beleive that is slightly different. That is where the back of the hand faces the person it is projected at, its just like "giving someone the
middle finger" in the US. Though its clear that these things weren't regulated. It may've been used with the front or back of the hand, true
Certainly give the churchill picture a different feel to it!
as an occult symbol intended to "freak out" the Nazis
Why would it freak out the nazis? Is it still supposed to mean victory, as in 'we're going to be victorious over you'?
Is 'victory' with a V in german? I seached here:
Doesn't look like it, but there might be some forumalation I don't know about.
It'd be interesting if we could know what the early distribution of the hand signal was. If it was flashed in countries where "V" isn't part of
Victory, that'd indicate that its not a good explanation (keeping in mind that these things can cross cultures though).
is it so unplausable to think of the holy grail- and the female womb- as a V?
No its not. But is it so implausible that its a V for Victory???