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    Tombraiders Guest

    Three finger wave/salute

    Dear teacher:
    Can you please tell me what "three finger wave/salute" means? Which three fingers are used?

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    Tombraiders Guest

    Three finger wave/salute

    Dear teacher:
    Can you please tell me what "three finger wave/salute" means? Which three fingers are used?

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    Re: Three finger wave/solute

    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Dear teacher:
    Can you please tell me what "three finger wave/solute" means? Which three fingers are used?
    It is a computer term. :wink:

    Three finger salute:

    Slang used to describe the IBM PC compatible three key sequence Alt + Ctrl + Del developed by David Bradley. This term became popular after IBM PC compatible users had to continually press these keys each time their computers froze or had other issues.

    Source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/t/tfs.htm

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    Re: Three finger wave/solute

    Quote Originally Posted by Tombraiders
    Dear teacher:
    Can you please tell me what "three finger wave/solute" means? Which three fingers are used?
    It is a computer term. :wink:

    Three finger salute:

    Slang used to describe the IBM PC compatible three key sequence Alt + Ctrl + Del developed by David Bradley. This term became popular after IBM PC compatible users had to continually press these keys each time their computers froze or had other issues.

    Source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/t/tfs.htm

  5. #5
    Tombraiders Guest
    Thanks for your help Henry. But there's got to be another meaning. I got the phase from a novel:
    She gave her neighbor a three-finger wave, then backed out onto the street and zipped past him before he could flag her down.

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    Tombraiders Guest
    Thanks for your help Henry. But there's got to be another meaning. I got the phase from a novel:
    She gave her neighbor a three-finger wave, then backed out onto the street and zipped past him before he could flag her down.

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I'm not sure- we have a two-finger salute in the UK, which is a rude sign meaning 'f*** off', made with the index finger and the middle finger (the opposite of the victory sign).

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    I'm not sure- we have a two-finger salute in the UK, which is a rude sign meaning 'f*** off', made with the index finger and the middle finger (the opposite of the victory sign).

  9. #9
    Tombraiders Guest
    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?

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    Tombraiders Guest
    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?

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