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Signs - What's that about?

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You see people do this - when they get their picture made, they make a sign with their hands like they're in a gang or something. What's that about? Trying to look cool (although it doesn't work) ?

 

Or is it something else? Here's an example:

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I see it all the time too. That and the pics with people sticking their tongue out. Dumb.

 

 

I suppose that it's just imitative behavior, but then we are primates....

 

"homo sapens sapiens" means man, wise, wise. Maybe this is a subset of homo sapiens sapiens! We'll call it homo sapiens sometimes.

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It's the "rock on" sign.

Used to be exclusively known as "devil horns" in the 80s metal era.

If the thumb is out it's American Sign Language for "I love you."

 

Your mileage on coolness may vary.

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It's the "rock on" sign.

Used to be exclusively known as "devil horns" in the 80s metal era.

If the thumb is out it's American Sign Language for "I love you."

 

Your mileage on coolness may vary.

 

Thanks for the explanation. Maybe it's because I don't hang around the '80's retro crowd, but I never see anybody do this, except when posing for pictures. Does "rock on" have something

 

to do with posing? In other words, I don't hear people say, "rock on" -- maybe in other circles they say it all the time?

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It's the "rock on" sign.

Used to be exclusively known as "devil horns" in the 80s metal era.

If the thumb is out it's American Sign Language for "I love you."

 

Your mileage on coolness may vary.

:D

 

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I am personally sick of this look

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There is also this one.

 

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blink.gif Are you asking what this is????

 

 

And I believe what they are referring to with the girls is what we call "duckface".

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:D

 

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I am personally sick of this look

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Yes, the duck lips photo shot, I hate it, if they only knew how horrible it looks.

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LOL...what's up with taking all the pics in the bathroom?????????????????

 

I can think of better background for a pic than towel bars, shower curtains and toilets. LOL

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blink.gif Are you asking what this is????

 

 

And I believe what they are referring to with the girls is what we call "duckface".

 

:ninja:

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"Duck Face'...FAIL! :p ALWAYS a fail...

 

 

I don't have a problem with the 'sign of the horns', though. It does have a rather long history and I think most people don't even have a clue what it really means when they make it.

 

My link

 

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock warding off the evil eye :) .

 

Rhonda, you are so dang smart. Who learned you???pardon.gif

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Why do girls have to take so many pictures of themselves anyway? Seems like every kids FB page is full of pics of themselves with duck face in their bathroom mirror.

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Rhonda, you are so dang smart. Who learned you???pardon.gif

 

I got lotsa book lurnin' :p .

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It's the "rock on" sign.

Used to be exclusively known as "devil horns" in the 80s metal era.

If the thumb is out it's American Sign Language for "I love you."

 

Your mileage on coolness may vary.

Copyright Ronnie James Dio. Sort of.

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I've always heard it called "fish face" not "duck face".

Either way, it's a stupid look.

Why it's considered the pose to do is beyond me.

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I don't mean to be the spelling police here -- But I thought that it was spelled with an "F".

 

 

Not those faces... ;)

 

I've always heard it called "fish face" not "duck face".

Either way, it's a stupid look.

Why it's considered the pose to do is beyond me.

 

 

Check this site out, lol.

 

Anti-Duckface

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I've always heard it called "fish face" not "duck face".

Either way, it's a stupid look.

Why it's considered the pose to do is beyond me.

 

 

Trout pout.

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Dude, I hope you are kidding about not knowing what any of these signs mean.

 

I will tell you this. The sign Leonard Nimoy is flashing is called "The Shocker". Since this is a family forum, the two fingers are for one orifice, and the smaller pinky is for the smaller orifice in the same general vacinity. You figure it out.

 

And if you don't know what these signs mean, don't even try comprehending the "face palm" meme.

 

"all your base are belong to us"

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Dude, I hope you are kidding about not knowing what any of these signs mean.

 

I will tell you this. The sign Leonard Nimoy is flashing is called "The Shocker". Since this is a family forum, the two fingers are for one orifice, and the smaller pinky is for the smaller orifice in the same general vacinity. You figure it out.

 

And if you don't know what these signs mean, don't even try comprehending the "face palm" meme.

 

"all your base are belong to us"

 

I had no idea about "the shocker", that's just weird.

The duck face is stupid and the metal hands, well that is one is fine with me. I might start using it now that Rhonda has informed us of it's former meaning, I'm a bit superstitious.

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