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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Thanks, tdol.

    Both one finger and two finger salute are rude and offensive. Could the three finger elude its terrible brothers?

    I searched the Internet and found that Boy Scout Salute is also called three finger salute. Would this be a turning point?
    I think the boy scouts use a two finger salute: index finger and middle finger extended together; fourth and fifth fingers bent, touching thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Thanks, tdol.

    Both one finger and two finger salute are rude and offensive. Could the three finger elude its terrible brothers?

    I searched the Internet and found that Boy Scout Salute is also called three finger salute. Would this be a turning point?
    I think the boy scouts use a two finger salute: index finger and middle finger extended together; fourth and fifth fingers bent, touching thumb.

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    I read a couple of articles mentioning the three-finger boy scout salute, here is some of them:

    The Boy Scout Sign is the middle three fingers raised and the tips of the pinky finger and thumb joined, with shoulder and elbow at right angles.
    The Boy Scout Salute is the the hand held in the same position as in the Boy Scout Sign, with the pointer touching the forehead or hat brim. This is similar to the salute used by militaries around the world.


    Actually itís a weird three-finger thing for the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Cub scouts do the two finger thing.


    The researchers found that wild chimps learn specific hand gestures. "It's like the boy scouts having a three-finger salute and the cub scouts having a two-finger salute," says McGrew.

    http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/en...f_america.html

    http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=2168

    http://www.newscientist.com/conferen...mp;id=22863000

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    I read a couple of articles mentioning the three-finger boy scout salute, here is some of them:

    The Boy Scout Sign is the middle three fingers raised and the tips of the pinky finger and thumb joined, with shoulder and elbow at right angles.
    The Boy Scout Salute is the the hand held in the same position as in the Boy Scout Sign, with the pointer touching the forehead or hat brim. This is similar to the salute used by militaries around the world.


    Actually itís a weird three-finger thing for the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Cub scouts do the two finger thing.


    The researchers found that wild chimps learn specific hand gestures. "It's like the boy scouts having a three-finger salute and the cub scouts having a two-finger salute," says McGrew.

    http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/en...f_america.html

    http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=2168

    http://www.newscientist.com/conferen...mp;id=22863000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    I read a couple of articles mentioning the three-finger boy scout salute, here is some of them:

    The Boy Scout Sign is the middle three fingers raised and the tips of the pinky finger and thumb joined, with shoulder and elbow at right angles.
    The Boy Scout Salute is the the hand held in the same position as in the Boy Scout Sign, with the pointer touching the forehead or hat brim. This is similar to the salute used by militaries around the world.


    Actually itís a weird three-finger thing for the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Cub scouts do the two finger thing.


    The researchers found that wild chimps learn specific hand gestures. "It's like the boy scouts having a three-finger salute and the cub scouts having a two-finger salute," says McGrew.

    http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/en...f_america.html

    http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=2168

    http://www.newscientist.com/conferen...mp;id=22863000
    Very good. Three fingers it is. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    I read a couple of articles mentioning the three-finger boy scout salute, here is some of them:

    The Boy Scout Sign is the middle three fingers raised and the tips of the pinky finger and thumb joined, with shoulder and elbow at right angles.
    The Boy Scout Salute is the the hand held in the same position as in the Boy Scout Sign, with the pointer touching the forehead or hat brim. This is similar to the salute used by militaries around the world.


    Actually itís a weird three-finger thing for the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Cub scouts do the two finger thing.


    The researchers found that wild chimps learn specific hand gestures. "It's like the boy scouts having a three-finger salute and the cub scouts having a two-finger salute," says McGrew.

    http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/en...f_america.html

    http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=2168

    http://www.newscientist.com/conferen...mp;id=22863000
    Very good. Three fingers it is. :wink:

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    Well, Mike you are also right since the cub scout use a two-finger salute.

    So I guess the three finger wave/salute means a friendly greeting or gesture.

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    Well, Mike you are also right since the cub scout use a two-finger salute.

    So I guess the three finger wave/salute means a friendly greeting or gesture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Well, Mike you are also right since the cub scout use a two-finger salute.

    So I guess the three finger wave/salute means a friendly greeting or gesture.
    The original context suggested a friendly gesture and certainly didn't go with a computer reboot. I think you've solved the case, Sherlock. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Well, Mike you are also right since the cub scout use a two-finger salute.

    So I guess the three finger wave/salute means a friendly greeting or gesture.
    The original context suggested a friendly gesture and certainly didn't go with a computer reboot. I think you've solved the case, Sherlock. :wink:

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