While I was researching on the non-universal use of the middle finger brought to my attention by L, I came across a pretty shocking discovery. But before I go on, I thought it would be useful to talk briefly about the comment settings on my blog. If it’s the first time you’re posting a comment, it would be moderated before being shown. But once your comment has been approved that first time, all comments thereafter do not require moderation anymore. And I welcome comments anywhere even if you think it’s not related to the post, so don’t worry about it.
Back to the topic. So it turns out, the non-universal use of the middle finger is happening right where I am. In the Japanese sign language, the middle finger means “brother” and to make things worse, alternating both hands with the middle finger raised means “brothers.”
Don’t believe me? Go brother yourself!