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Post by neblue1 on October 31st 2008, 17:59

http://www.epltalk.com/adventures-of-shaun-wright-phillips-and-the-v-sign-hand-gesture/3542

Of course I know what throwing up two fingers means on your side of the Atlantic, but even still as an American I couldn't not be amused by this article.
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Post by Admin on October 31st 2008, 18:41

Pretty pathetic, I can't believe it's even been picked up on.
Stuff like this will ruin football.

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Post by neblue1 on October 31st 2008, 19:32

Bozo wrote:Pretty pathetic, I can't believe it's even been picked up on.
Stuff like this will ruin football.
Well, in fairness, you all over there know what that means; I'm willing to guess that maybe half of the Americans that support Premiership clubs don't. Just like how at least 15 people have asked me this week what the wearing poppys is all about.
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Post by stony on October 31st 2008, 19:38

The stuff about the bow fingers is made up bullshit.

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Post by neblue1 on October 31st 2008, 19:44

stony wrote:The stuff about the bow fingers is made up bullshit.
What exactly is the etymology of that? I mean, I know what the gesture means, but I've always heard conflicting stories about where it comes from.
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Post by bluealf on October 31st 2008, 20:39

stony wrote:The stuff about the bow fingers is made up bullshit.

It has been on some credible history programs ?

What makes you think its bullshit stony ?
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Post by stony on October 31st 2008, 21:01

bluealf wrote:
stony wrote:The stuff about the bow fingers is made up bullshit.

It has been on some credible history programs ?

What makes you think its bullshit stony ?


It was on QI, that font of all knowledge Stephen Fry, proclaimed it bullshit. Apparently if you research it, no reference can be found before the 1970s.
Shame really, because it was one of my favourite little snippets and it's one of those things that should be true.

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Post by stony on October 31st 2008, 21:05

neblue1 wrote:
stony wrote:The stuff about the bow fingers is made up bullshit.
What exactly is the etymology of that? I mean, I know what the gesture means, but I've always heard conflicting stories about where it comes from.

I always believed that the 'bow finger' story to be true, I was wrong though. I haven't got a clue where the gesture comes from, I think Stephen Fry offered an explanation on QI but I can't recall what it was. I just remember being disappointed that the bow finger tale wasn't true.

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Post by bluealf on October 31st 2008, 21:16

Yeah thats a shame, il iked that story too
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Post by Admin on October 31st 2008, 22:04

I do think the 'bow finger' story is true

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Post by stony on October 31st 2008, 23:06

Bozo wrote:I do think the 'bow finger' story is true


But it's not, there are no references to the bow finger story anywhere until the 1970s when it suddenly appeared.

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Post by Guest on November 1st 2008, 00:19

stony wrote:
Bozo wrote:I do think the 'bow finger' story is true


But it's not, there are no references to the bow finger story anywhere until the 1970s when it suddenly appeared.

You referring to Agincourt?

I tend to think it has some basis in what we see today. Not saying that that it was THE origin as such but am fairly certain it has a direct link.

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Post by stony on November 1st 2008, 00:20

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stony wrote:
Bozo wrote:I do think the 'bow finger' story is true


But it's not, there are no references to the bow finger story anywhere until the 1970s when it suddenly appeared.

You referring to Agincourt?

I tend to think it has some basis in what we see today. Not saying that that it was THE origin as such but am fairly certain it has a direct link.


It's just not true Sharon, Stephen Fry has spoken!

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stony wrote:
mackenzie wrote:
stony wrote:
Bozo wrote:I do think the 'bow finger' story is true


But it's not, there are no references to the bow finger story anywhere until the 1970s when it suddenly appeared.

You referring to Agincourt?

I tend to think it has some basis in what we see today. Not saying that that it was THE origin as such but am fairly certain it has a direct link.


It's just not true Sharon, Stephen Fry has spoken!

There has to be a bit of a link.

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