::V sign


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An investigator flashes V-for-victory signs upon the 2006 arrival of material gathered by the Stardust spacecraft at the Johnson Space Center in Texas.

The V sign ' (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> in Unicode) is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched. It has various meanings, depending on the cultural context and how it is presented. It has been used to represent the letter "V" as in "victory", especially by Allied troops during World War II. It is also used by people of the Commonwealth of Nations except Canada as an offensive gesture (when displayed with the palm inward); and by many others simply to signal the number 2. Since the 1960s, when the "V sign" was widely adopted by the counterculture movement, it has come to be used as a symbol of peace (usually with palm outward). Shortly thereafter, it also became adopted as a gesture used in photographs, especially in Japan.

V sign sections
Intro  Usage  As an insult  Victory sign  As a photography pose  Specific uses  Footnotes  References  External links