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Offline Tigerchips

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Wooden Hand
« on: January 03, 2012, 03:31:22 PM »
Thumbs up to the person who ID's it.  :24:

I swear that i posted this before somewhere, i remember someone saying it was a symbol of adolescence or something.


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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 07:10:15 PM »
Done a bit of 'handy' googling and it's called the 'fig' sign,considered a good luck sign in some places in others obscene.In ancient Greece it was the sign of fertility and in Portugal and Brazil carved hands like this are good luck charms,somewhere to start,hope I've given you a hand :thd: :czy: :24:

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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 07:46:31 PM »
Thanks Keith, knowing my luck it's probably something obscene. Oh, by the way, it was 'second hand' and did not cost an 'arm and a leg'.  :24:

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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 08:41:02 PM »
'Woodn't' think it was obscene,it looks 'armless to me :thd: :24:

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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 10:04:54 PM »
Don't recall seeing it before TC... and I'll pass on the wood jokes cos by brain's not up to them atm...  :)
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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 11:48:44 PM »
No problems, i don't think it's very old, probably a souvenir or something.

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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 07:28:20 PM »
Interesting.  Here in Poland, we use that sign to mean 'fig' i.e. 'nothing'.

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Re: Wooden Hand
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 01:17:16 AM »
Hello Anik,we say here " I don't give a fig" meaning I don't care,wonder where that comes from?

 

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