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    Default The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic?

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    Chinese activist fears 'insane retribution' on family after escape


    Blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng flees detention but expresses concern as authorities round up people who helped him

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    This is great news for human rights in China and sticks the finger up the fascist, corrupt Communist Party of China overlords who get richer and richer while the poor still live in abject poverty.The only way the CPS can now keep control of the country is to use its security forces as state thugs to terrorise anyone who dares to question them. The recent detention and beating up of Ai Weiwei is a case in point and the almost daily protests against party corruption and land theft, along with the recent case of the death of Neil Heywood exposes the CPS for their downright brutality which is the only thing that keeps them in power.This is great news for human rights in China and sticks the finger up the fascist, corrupt Communist Party of China overlords who get richer and richer while the poor still live in abject poverty.The only way the CPS can now keep control of the country is to use its security forces as state thugs to terrorise anyone who dares to question them. The recent detention and beating up of Ai Weiwei is a case in point and the almost daily protests against party corruption and land theft, along with the recent case of the death of Neil Heywood exposes the CPS for their downright brutality which is the only thing that keeps them in power.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    Yes, it does- it means to show that you have no regard for them.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

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    I assume that's what the author means. We call it 'flipping someone the bird' , 'giving someone the finger' , or simply 'flipping someone off' in the States. I take it you know that this is a pretty offensive gesture in most native English speaking countries.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    I assume that's what the author means. We call it 'flipping someone the bird' , 'giving someone the finger' , or simply 'flipping someone off' in the States. I take it you know that this is a pretty offensive gesture in most native English speaking countries.
    It's even more offensive when a 5 year old child is pictured "flipping the bird"!

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    And one who looks like he really means it.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    The use of the single finger appears to be growing in Britain, but the offensive gesture traditionally involved two fingers.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    True, but the name on the football shirt suggests that this charmer is Dutch.

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    Thank you all

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    Default Re: The gesture of "sticking the finger up" refers to the gesture in the attached pic

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    True, but the name on the football shirt suggests that this charmer is Dutch.
    Apparently, our little finger-flipping friend is an international celebrity and a major player in the world of Photoshop!


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