New Yorker blow off sign?

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  1. JohnSmith

    JohnSmith Supporting Actor

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    I've seen a few films where two people are arquing, and one might points to himself self, then point outwards with a open hand. What does this insult mean and what is it called?

    Usually yellow cab drivers insulting each other's driving etc.

    Is this the american equilvant of the middle finger?

    Not confusing it with "talk to the hand" as I've seen that before. In Terminator 3[​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. Greg*go

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    Can you give a movie it is in? It's not the equivalent of the middle finger since we also use that.

    The only think I can think you're talking about (something I see drivers use often), is simply a "Hey, what about me?" gesture or to word it differently "Hey, am I f*in invisible?" that drivers use when someone cuts you off.
     
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    A dragging of the hand under the chin from the chest is an "FU" italian hand signal. Not sure if that's what you mean.
     
  4. Erik.Ha

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    Yeah... sounds like the "Italian Salute"

    And no.... Most of us Americans are quite fond of the "middle finger" as well....
     

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