steepholm (steepholm) wrote,
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Finger Post

Whatever happened to the good old British V-sign? It may not date back to Agincourt, as popular legend has it, but it was a integral part of my childhood. Now it seems to have given way, at least among the young, to the middle finger. The finger is also a gesture of great antiquity, but in this context almost certainly an American import, like the grey squirrel and Trick or Treating (which has virtually put paid to Penny for the Guy).

Are there still a few colonies of V-signers in the Isle of Wight, I wonder, secretly practising their art?

I yearn to join them.
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