Flicking the Vs

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Flared Hicks, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Does anyone still do it?

    There’s something really satisfying about a good old fashioned flicking of the Vs but it seems to be in danger of being replaced with the more prevalent wanker sign or giving the middle finger, which I tend to associate as an import from the US, like the grey squirrel, killing off our V flicking red squirrel.

    The V allegedly pre dates the Battle of Hastings in the days when an invading army would chop if the bow fingers of their enemies. The flicking of the Vs was a way of demonstrating that the bowmen still had their fingers, and thus retained the ability to rain arrows down on their foes.
  2. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    A very British insult, which has been lost due to our open borders.
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  3. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    I'm old school. Flicking Vs is still my weapon of choice.
  4. Exactly.

    Mebbes if we ever do Brexit we can reclaim it as the British way of dismissing the Johnny Foreigners with the disdain of an Up Yours Delors manner.

    Good lad. I think I’ll campaign to get my original Flick identity back on here.
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  5. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Only applicable if you're an Archer taunting a Frenchman iirc.
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  6. Dennis

    Dennis Central Defender

    I do it whilst driving quite often
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  7. Tex

    Tex Striker

    A regular occurrence in our house. Me and our lass do it to each other all the time (matron!) especially as a comeback if either one of us feels like we’re losing the moral high ground in a discussion.

    My mate Keith got arrested by the pigs in Roker Park and charged for ‘incitement to violence’ - flicking the Vs at the opposition fans!
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  8. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

    From an American who believes in the upkeeping and restoration of cultures, kindly accept this gift from across the ocean

  9. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    The idiom 'Ket' is also in danger of dying out. The vikings used it to describe sweet meats. It's been part of our lexicon for over a thousand yesrs, but say to a bairn now "Do you fancy a bag of ket?" They'd probably think you were offering them hardcore drugs.
    No, I don't go around offering kids bags of ket.
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  10. :lol::lol:

    Anyone adopt the double S bend ? Demonstrated in @The Lonious Monk post

    Both hands showing the Vs. that gets them going whilst driving
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  11. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    With you there tex lad.

    A common occurrence from me when arguing with the wife, is the auld pretend to rake about in my trouser pocket for something, then pull out my hand tonflash her the V’s

    Works every time and usually gets a bite from her :lol:
  12. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    Yeah right, Tommy.

    Still flick the V's over in Spain. It doesn't help when you have to educate them why you're doing it though.
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  13. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield


    It's a sad day when an American has to correct an Englishman on the proper spelling of that word.
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  14. You've started something now :lol::lol:
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  15. Eh?

    You come across all ginger for a minute there?
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  16. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    Errrr I noticed the auto type from my phone and immediately corrected my error.

    Typical Yank. Always late to the party....
  17. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

  18. Ah! That explains it
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  19. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield


  20. Bollocks, too slow.
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