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Old September 19th 20, 05:38 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
The Real Bev[_4_]
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Has the two-finger salute been replaced by the American one-finger
equivalent? Should I wish to express contempt for a Brit I want to be
linguistically correct.

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Old September 20th 20, 05:33 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 19/09/2020 18:38, The Real Bev wrote:
Has the two-finger salute been replaced by the American one-finger
equivalent?* Should I wish to express contempt for a Brit I want to be
linguistically correct.

Both work still, but 1 finger is more common now ime.

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Old September 20th 20, 06:03 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
The Real Bev[_4_]
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On 09/19/2020 10:33 PM, BrritSki wrote:
On 19/09/2020 18:38, The Real Bev wrote:
Has the two-finger salute been replaced by the American one-finger
equivalent? Should I wish to express contempt for a Brit I want to be
linguistically correct.

Both work still, but 1 finger is more common now ime.


Good to know. It's an increasingly useful gesture, especially when it's
all you have left!


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Cheers, Bev
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explain ski resorts to someone who walks uphill willingly. --ErikL





 




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