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* At ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Volume 80'', Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa smiled and waved to the crowd while holding Candice [=LeRae=] in a kondo clutch, so more eyes would be looking when she flipped them off. Being more "[[LighterAndSofter family friendly]]" than most of the other shows running that weekend, it was met with gasps and admonitions of "that's not nice".

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* At ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Volume 80'', Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa smiled and waved to the crowd while holding Candice [=LeRae=] in a kondo clutch, so more eyes would be looking when she flipped them off. Being more "[[LighterAndSofter family friendly]]" than most of the other shows running in Dallas that weekend, it was met with gasps and admonitions of "that's not nice".
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* At ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Volume 80'', Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa smiled and waved to the crowd while holding Candice [=LeRae=] in a kondo clutch, so more eyes would be looking when she flipped them off. Being more "family friendly" than most of the other shows running that weekend, it was met with gasps and admonitions of "that's not nice".

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* At ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Volume 80'', Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa smiled and waved to the crowd while holding Candice [=LeRae=] in a kondo clutch, so more eyes would be looking when she flipped them off. Being more "family friendly" "[[LighterAndSofter family friendly]]" than most of the other shows running that weekend, it was met with gasps and admonitions of "that's not nice".
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* At ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Volume 80'', Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa smiled and waved to the crowd while holding Candice [=LeRae=] in a kondo clutch, so more eyes would be looking when she flipped them off. Being more "family friendly" than most of the other shows running that weekend, it was met with gasps and admonitions of "that's not nice".
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars from Home]], frequently. Usually done by Scott and Alex, and attributed to them if it isn't--Doug mimics Alex by doing this, and it's mentioned that Ororo learned it from Scott.
18th Apr '16 1:38:57 AM shokoshu
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* "The Clash" by Backyard Babies has an amusing video trick: the finger ends in the guitarist.
11th Apr '16 1:27:28 PM skidoo23
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* The 1997 film ''Film/Titanic1997'', Rose gives the middle finger to Lovejoy. This led to some complaints of AnachronismStew by viewers who thought the gesture wasn't in common use in 1912. As noted in the intro, however, it's actually OlderThanDirt.
7th Apr '16 9:55:58 AM StFan
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'Flipping the Bird', or 'the Finger' as it is also known (among other names), is the act of raising one's middle finger upwards while keeping the rest of the fingers bent at the first joint or curled tight into the palm of the hand. For added expression, the participant should extend the arm to its full length and raise slightly above the shoulder line, perform this movement in a one sharp movement to add complete indignation to the gesture. Its name comes from the way the hand forms the shape of an upward-turned bird, but its obscenity comes from the way it resembles a phallus. For added effect, one can DualWield the gesture in what is sometimes called the "Double Deuce."

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'Flipping "Flipping the Bird', Bird", or 'the Finger' "the Finger" as it is also known (among other names), is the act of raising one's middle finger upwards while keeping the rest of the fingers bent at the first joint or curled tight into the palm of the hand. For added expression, the participant should extend the arm to its full length and raise slightly above the shoulder line, perform this movement in a one sharp movement to add complete indignation to the gesture. Its name comes from the way the hand forms the shape of an upward-turned bird, but its obscenity comes from the way it resembles a phallus. For added effect, one can DualWield the gesture in what is sometimes called the "Double Deuce."



A known British variation of the gesture is the "two-finger salute," where the index finger is also raised, otherwise known as "making a V-sign." Distinguished from the (inoffensive) 'victory'/'peace' VSign by the palm facing ''inward'', away from the target, much as it does for the single-finger equivalent. A [[http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/pluckyew.asp popular but apocryphal story]] about the origin of this version of the gesture involves the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, where the French allegedly boasted they would cut off the bow-fingers of every English longbowman they captured. When the English soundly beat them, their archers supposedly held up their still-intact fingers at the French in defiance. Sometimes the story ends with them shouting "Pluck Yew!" as they did so, denoting what they could still do to their bows. Supposedly this became the familiar expletive now implied by the gesture.

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A known British variation of the gesture is the "two-finger salute," where the index finger is also raised, otherwise known as "making a V-sign." Distinguished from the (inoffensive) 'victory'/'peace' "victory"/"peace" VSign by the palm facing ''inward'', away from the target, much as it does for the single-finger equivalent. A [[http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/pluckyew.asp popular but apocryphal story]] about the origin of this version of the gesture involves the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, where the French allegedly boasted they would cut off the bow-fingers of every English longbowman they captured. When the English soundly beat them, their archers supposedly held up their still-intact fingers at the French in defiance. Sometimes the story ends with them shouting "Pluck Yew!" as they did so, denoting what they could still do to their bows. Supposedly this became the familiar expletive now implied by the gesture.



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** Amen, hallelujah and peanut butter.



* In an episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', when they fight the Gambling King, the King uses it to punctuate his rant/challenge. Then it gets returned to him... by Akane, of all people. It's apparently considered a somewhat milder insult in Japan than in the West; it shows up in anime and manga quite a lot.
** Akane did it also in another episode, to Ranma; while hitting [[strike:him]][[GenderBender her]] on the head with her HyperspaceMallet at the same time.
** Ryoga also did it once when talking smack to Ranma.
** Then there was the time that Nabiki flipped off Soun. Given that she usually does it with her index finger, this is a non-verbal PrecisionFStrike on her part.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': It's apparently considered a somewhat milder insult in Japan than in the West; it shows up in anime and manga quite a lot.
**
In an episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', episode, when they fight the Gambling King, the King uses it to punctuate his rant/challenge. Then it gets returned to him... by Akane, of all people. It's apparently considered a somewhat milder insult in Japan than in the West; it shows up in anime and manga quite a lot.\n
** Akane did it also in another episode, to Ranma; while hitting [[strike:him]][[GenderBender [[GenderBender her]] on the head with her HyperspaceMallet at the same time.
** Ryoga Ryōga also did it once when talking smack to Ranma.
** Then there was the time that Nabiki flipped off Soun.Sōun. Given that she usually does it with her index finger, this is a non-verbal PrecisionFStrike on her part.



---> '''Soun:''' You call yourself my future son?!
---> '''Ranma:''' *while flipping Soun off* So yells my "dad," the little French maid!

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---> '''Soun:''' --->'''Sōun:''' You call yourself my future son?!
--->
son?!\\
'''Ranma:''' *while (''while flipping Soun off* Sōun off'') So yells my "dad," the little French maid!



-->'''Orito:''' If I win, I'll start living in your house today!
-->'''Ayumu:''' I don't understand.
-->'''Orito:''' (Gives the finger) Say your prayers!

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-->'''Orito:''' If I win, I'll start living in your house today!
-->'''Ayumu:'''
today!\\
'''Ayumu:'''
I don't understand.
-->'''Orito:''' (Gives
understand.\\
'''Orito:''' (''gives
the finger) finger'') Say your prayers!



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* As ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' author Scott Adams has noted, you can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with a lot of things in comics]] if you do them off-camera, such as [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-02-11/ Alice's none-too-subtle pun]] concerning how many digits she expected her bonus to be as opposed to what she actually got:
-->'''Dilbert:''' How many digits?\\
'''Alice:''' I used one on each hand.
* From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Peter's pitching in a baseball game and looking at the catcher's signals:
--> '''Peter:''' Two fingers? Shake him off. Three fingers? Shake him off. Two fingers? Shake him off again. Three fingers? Shake him off again. One finger?... Hey, same to you, pal!
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': Pig tries doing Rat's variation on the peace sign, but Rat doesn't want Pig copying him and limits him to one finger. [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2006-11-26/ Pig chooses the wrong one.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** Not shown:
--->'''Jon:''' Garfield! Get your paw out of the cookie jar! (''Jon then looks surprised'') Who taught you that gesture?!\\
'''Garfield:''': (offscreen) You, in the car, when you drive.
** In another strip, when Jon and Garfield go to a vacation on the Guano-Guano island:
--->'''Jon:''' Look a native! Aloha, dude!\\
'''Native:''' (''offscreen'') Aloha, this!\\
'''Jon:''' Uh, must be an obscure Guano-Guano greeting.\\
'''Garfield:''' No, I think that's pretty universal.
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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', when Joey notices Kaiba doing a LyingFingerCross, he changes it to this.



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** An even earlier example comes in Creator/HaroldLloyd's silent 1928 comedy ''Film/{{Speedy}}'', which has a scene where Lloyd does this to his own reflection in a funhouse mirror.

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** * An even earlier example comes in Creator/HaroldLloyd's silent 1928 comedy ''Film/{{Speedy}}'', which has a scene where Lloyd does this to his own reflection in a funhouse mirror.



* The page image comes from the final shot of ''[[{{Film/Crank}} Crank: High Voltage]]''. As the caption says, main character Chev Chelios finally gets to return the favor after repeated occurrences of, "[[RunningGag Fuck you, Chelios!]]"
* In a deleted scene in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Max Patel cheerfully flips the bird at Parker Selfridge, just before [[spoiler: ripping through the command center's windows with a titanic slash cutter, letting in the rogue avatar team.]] Dileep Rao does get a second shot at bird-flipping villains before doing something awesome in ''Inception''.

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* The page image comes from the final shot of ''[[{{Film/Crank}} ''[[Film/{{Crank}} Crank: High Voltage]]''. As the caption says, main character Chev Chelios finally gets to return the favor after repeated occurrences of, "[[RunningGag Fuck you, Chelios!]]"
* In a deleted scene in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Max Patel cheerfully flips the bird at Parker Selfridge, just before [[spoiler: ripping [[spoiler:ripping through the command center's windows with a titanic slash cutter, letting in the rogue avatar team.]] Dileep Rao does get a second shot at bird-flipping villains before doing something awesome in ''Inception''.



* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':
--> '''Hudson:''' Man, this floor is freezing!
--> '''Apone:''' What do you want me to do? Fetch your slippers for you?
--> '''Hudson:''' Gee, would you, sir? I'd like that.
--> '''Apone points at his own eye with his middle finger'''
--> '''Apone:''' Look into my eye.
** He is smoking at the time, which makes it hard to spot.

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':
--> '''Hudson:'''
''Film/{{Aliens}}'': (He is smoking at the time, which makes it hard to spot.)
-->'''Hudson:'''
Man, this floor is freezing!
-->
freezing!\\
'''Apone:''' What do you want me to do? Fetch your slippers for you?
-->
you?\\
'''Hudson:''' Gee, would you, sir? I'd like that.
--> '''Apone
that.\\
(''Apone
points at his own eye with his middle finger'''
-->
finger'')\\
'''Apone:''' Look into my eye.
** He is smoking at the time, which makes it hard to spot.
eye.



-->'''Bree''': (''after almost hitting Mary and Tami with her car'') Sorry, I didn't see you. It's like you're invisible.
-->'''Tami''': (''shows her fist'') Oh yeah!? Here's my invisible finger!

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-->'''Bree''': -->'''Bree:''' (''after almost hitting Mary and Tami with her car'') Sorry, I didn't see you. It's like you're invisible.
-->'''Tami''':
invisible.\\
'''Tami:'''
(''shows her fist'') Oh yeah!? Here's my invisible finger!



* The first ''Film/BringItOn'' film had two examples of this. The first one was when a Toros cheerleader flipped off her ex-boyfriend after they lost a game. The second had the main character's little brother doing it after being taunted for sneaking into the girl's locker room.

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* ''Film/BringItOn'':
**
The first ''Film/BringItOn'' film had has two examples of this. The first one was when a Toros cheerleader flipped off her ex-boyfriend after they lost a game. The second had the main character's little brother doing it after being taunted for sneaking into the girl's locker room.



* In ''Film/TankGirl'', the titular heroine (played by Lori Petty) says this to the Head of Water and Power (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell):

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* In ''Film/TankGirl'', the titular title heroine (played by Lori Petty) says this to the Head of Water and Power (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell):



--> '''Fletcher''': (desperate to keep his secretary around) I'll give you the raise!
--> '''Gretta''': Here's your raise! (flips it to him)

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--> '''Fletcher''': (desperate -->'''Fletcher:''' (''desperate to keep his secretary around) around'') I'll give you the raise!
--> '''Gretta''':
raise!\\
'''Gretta:'''
Here's your raise! (flips (''flips it to him)him'')



* To some people not used to ThePreCodeEra, they will be surprised to find that the film ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'' got away with such a blatant demonstration of this.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': Barf does this at two guards when he and Lone Starr park at the Spaceball Prison Complex.
-->'''Guard''': All right, hands up. You're under arrest for illegal parking!

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* To some people not used to ThePreCodeEra, they will be surprised to find that the film ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'' got away with such a blatant demonstration of this.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
**
Barf does this at two guards when he and Lone Starr park at the Spaceball Prison Complex.
-->'''Guard''': --->'''Guard:''' All right, hands up. You're under arrest for illegal parking!



* Spritle [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar does it]] in ''Film/SpeedRacer''.

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* %%* Spritle [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar does it]] in ''Film/SpeedRacer''.



** ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'':
*** This is Deadpool's reaction to a motorcycled mook putting a bullet-hole into his arm.
---->'''Deadpool: MOTHERFUCKER!'''
*** When he decides to cut his own wrist in order to escape from Colossus's manacle, Deadpool leaves his severed hand in a flipping-the-bird position as a parting gift to the X-Man.



-->'''Wallace:''' (heckling) Is that girl a boy, too?
-->'''Crash:''' Yes. (Drummer immediately flips the bird!)

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-->'''Wallace:''' (heckling) --->'''Wallace:''' (''heckling'') Is that girl a boy, too?
-->'''Crash:'''
too?\\
'''Crash:'''
Yes. (Drummer (''drummer immediately flips the bird!)bird!'')



-->'''Zartan (as the President of the United States)''': Ah, good to see we have the required ''crazy'' in this plan! So, you still have all 10 fingers?
-->'''Firefly''': Sure do. ''*waves his fingers toward Zartan's face, then flips him off*''

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-->'''Zartan (as -->'''Zartan:''' (''as the President of the United States)''': States'') Ah, good to see we have the required ''crazy'' in this plan! So, you still have all 10 fingers?
-->'''Firefly''':
fingers?\\
'''Firefly:'''
Sure do. ''*waves (''waves his fingers toward Zartan's face, then flips him off*''off'')



** And speaking of apes, in ''Film/CannonballRunII'', an orangutan chauffeur gives an old lady one when she waves to him!

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** * And speaking of apes, in ''Film/CannonballRunII'', an orangutan chauffeur gives an old lady one when she waves to him!



-->'''Jonathan:''' Am I in West Berlin now?
-->'''American border guard:''' Sure.
-->'''Jonathan:''' ''(extends middle finger to DDR guard tower)'' FUCK YOU! ''(to American guard)'' Good night. ''(walks off)''
* ''[[Film/{{Rush 2013}} Rush]]'' is [[BookEnds bookended]] by Niki Lauda flipping the bird to James Hunt. In the first case it's in anger over being called a chicken, [[spoiler: in the second it could almost be considered affectionate, as James had just joked that Niki's burn scars made him look better and Niki's grinning as he does it]].

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-->'''Jonathan:''' Am I in West Berlin now?
-->'''American
now?\\
'''American
border guard:''' Sure.
-->'''Jonathan:''' ''(extends
Sure.\\
'''Jonathan:''' (''extends
middle finger to DDR guard tower)'' tower'') FUCK YOU! ''(to (''to American guard)'' guard'') Good night. ''(walks off)''
(''walks off'')
* ''[[Film/{{Rush 2013}} Rush]]'' ''Film/{{Rush|2013}}'' is [[BookEnds bookended]] by Niki Lauda flipping the bird to James Hunt. In the first case it's in anger over being called a chicken, [[spoiler: in the second it could almost be considered affectionate, as James had just joked that Niki's burn scars made him look better and Niki's grinning as he does it]].



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--> '''Earl''': Honey, this is for you ''(kisses his two fingers in Joy's direction).'' Blake, one of these two fingers is for you.

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--> '''Earl''': -->'''Earl:''' Honey, this is for you ''(kisses his two fingers in Joy's direction).'' Blake, one of these two fingers is for you.



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* The notorious [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/mad/166-3.jpg finger cover]] of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' #166, which many news stands refused to display.
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* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic video "White & Nerdy" the black gangstas he wishes to hang out with give him the finger (although it is blurred out for censorship reasons).
** He does it himself in the video for "Amish Paradise" (and, like in "White & Nerdy," is also blurred out for censorship reasons).
* Mentioned in "Piece of Me" by Music/BritneySpears (and shown in the video).

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* The notorious [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/mad/166-3.jpg finger cover]] of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' #166, which many news stands refused to display.
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* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic video "White & Nerdy" the black gangstas he wishes to hang out with give him the finger (although it is blurred out for censorship reasons).
** He does it himself in the video for "Amish Paradise" (and, like in "White & Nerdy," is also blurred out for censorship reasons).
* Mentioned in "Piece of Me" by Music/BritneySpears (and shown in the video).
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* Music/{{Eminem}}, "The Way I Am."
-->And all of this controversy circles me
-->And it seems like the media immediately points a finger at me
-->So I point one back at them
-->But not the index, or pinkie, or the ring, or the thumb;
-->It's the one you put up
-->When you don't give a fuck and you just won't put up
-->With the bullshit they pull, cause they full of shit too...

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* Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/{{Eminem}}:
**
"The Way I Am."
-->And --->''And all of this controversy circles me
-->And
me\\
And
it seems like the media immediately points a finger at me
-->So
me\\
So
I point one back at them
-->But
them\\
But
not the index, or pinkie, or the ring, or the thumb;
-->It's
thumb;\\
It's
the one you put up
-->When
up\\
When
you don't give a fuck and you just won't put up
-->With
up\\
With
the bullshit they pull, cause they full of shit too...''



-->So would the real shady please stand up
-->and put one of those fingers on each hand up...

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-->So --->''So would the real shady please stand up
-->and
up\\
and
put one of those fingers on each hand up...''



--> ''I would've given you the finger on my left hand\\

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--> ''I -->''I would've given you the finger on my left hand\\



So I can say it even stronger…''

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So I can say it even stronger…''stronger...''



-->I'm not coming undone\\

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-->I'm -->''I'm not coming undone\\



One finger shy of the Peace Sign

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One finger shy of the Peace SignSign''



* In the music video of "Calfornia Gurls" a gummy bear of all things gives ''Music/KatyPerry'' the finger though censored.



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* As ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} author Scott Adams has noted, you can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with a lot of things in comics]] if you do them off-camera, such as [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-02-11/ Alice's none-too-subtle pun]] concerning how many digits she expected her bonus to be as opposed to what she actually got:
-->'''Dilbert:''' How many digits?
-->'''Alice:''' I used one on each hand.
* From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Peter's pitching in a baseball game and looking at the catcher's signals:
--> '''Peter:''' Two fingers? Shake him off. Three fingers? Shake him off. Two fingers? Shake him off again. Three fingers? Shake him off again. One finger?... Hey, same to you, pal!
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': Pig tries doing Rat's variation on the peace sign, but Rat doesn't want Pig copying him and limits him to one finger. [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2006-11-26/ Pig chooses the wrong one.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' did it once, though it is not shown:
--> '''Jon''': Garfield! Get your paw out of the cookie jar! (Jon then looks surprised) Who taught you that gesture?!
--> '''Garfield''': (offscreen) You, in the car, when you drive.
** In another strip, when Jon and Garfield go to a vacation on the Guano-Guano island:
-->'''Jon:''' Look a native! Aloha, dude!
-->'''Native:''' ''(offscreen)'' Aloha, this!
-->'''Jon:''' Uh, must be an obscure Guano-Guano greeting.
-->'''Garfield:''' No, I think that's pretty universal.

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* As ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} author Scott Adams has noted, you can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away Music/WeirdAlYankovic:
** In the video "White & Nerdy" the black gangstas he wishes to hang out
with a lot give him the finger (although it is blurred out for censorship reasons).
** He does it himself in the video for "Amish Paradise" (and, like in "White & Nerdy," is also blurred out for censorship reasons).
* Mentioned in "Piece
of Me" by Music/BritneySpears (and shown in the video).
* In the music video of "Calfornia Gurls" a gummy bear of all
things in comics]] if you do them off-camera, such as [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-02-11/ Alice's none-too-subtle pun]] concerning how many digits she expected her bonus to be as opposed to what she actually got:
-->'''Dilbert:''' How many digits?
-->'''Alice:''' I used one on each hand.
* From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Peter's pitching in a baseball game and looking at
gives ''Music/KatyPerry'' the catcher's signals:
--> '''Peter:''' Two fingers? Shake him off. Three fingers? Shake him off. Two fingers? Shake him off again. Three fingers? Shake him off again. One finger?... Hey, same to you, pal!
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': Pig tries doing Rat's variation on the peace sign, but Rat doesn't want Pig copying him and limits him to one finger. [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2006-11-26/ Pig chooses the wrong one.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' did it once,
finger though it is not shown:
--> '''Jon''': Garfield! Get your paw out of the cookie jar! (Jon then looks surprised) Who taught you that gesture?!
--> '''Garfield''': (offscreen) You, in the car, when you drive.
** In another strip, when Jon and Garfield go to a vacation on the Guano-Guano island:
-->'''Jon:''' Look a native! Aloha, dude!
-->'''Native:''' ''(offscreen)'' Aloha, this!
-->'''Jon:''' Uh, must be an obscure Guano-Guano greeting.
-->'''Garfield:''' No, I think that's pretty universal.
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* The notorious [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/mad/166-3.jpg finger cover]] of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' #166, which many news stands refused to display.
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Strong Bad is fond of giving people the two-handed "double deuce"... despite having boxing gloves for hands.
** And then Homestar Runner manages it without any ''arms''. ''Unknowingly'', at that!
* B-14 does this to Little Prolie in ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''
* In the Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5BU44_h74 Pop it, Don't Drop it]]'', TheMedic of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' survives an ambush by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the entire RED team]]'', by using his Ubercharge just in time. How does he celebrate his survival? By flipping them off. With both hands. While wearing sunglasses. Surrounded by dancing Scouts and Heavies. While "Dreaming a Dream" by Captain Jack plays. This pose was later modded as a taunt to replace the "Meet the Medic" taunt. It got so popular that ''Valve actually increased the price'' of the [=MtM=] taunt because so many people were buying it to replace it.[[/folder]]

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* In ''DresdenCodak'', this is Kimiko's [[http://dresdencodak.com/2008/10/02/epilogue-2/ reaction]] when she wakes up in her hospital bed and sees her DisappearedDad for the first time in many years.

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* In ''DresdenCodak'', ''Webcomic/DresdenCodak'', this is Kimiko's [[http://dresdencodak.com/2008/10/02/epilogue-2/ reaction]] when she wakes up in her hospital bed and sees her DisappearedDad for the first time in many years.



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* Strong Bad of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is fond of giving people the two-handed "double deuce"... despite having boxing gloves for hands.
** And then Homestar Runner manages it without any ''arms''. ''Unknowingly'', at that!

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* Strong Bad of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is fond of giving people the two-handed "double deuce"... despite having boxing gloves for hands.
** And then Homestar Runner manages it without any ''arms''. ''Unknowingly'', at that!
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* B-14 does this to Little Prolie in ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''
* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1884 SCP-1884-B]], the apparent twin sister of a mild-mannered woman with no hands, is a mass of hands with attitude.
-->'''Dr. Selman''': How would you describe your captivity in the [[CircusOfFear Circus Of The Disquieting]]?\\
'''SCP-1884-B''': ''(SCP-1884-B raises the middle finger of every hand not being used to support its weight)''

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* B-14 does this to Little Prolie in ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1884 SCP-1884-B]], the apparent twin sister of a mild-mannered woman with no hands, is a mass of hands with attitude.
-->'''Dr. Selman''': Selman:''' How would you describe your captivity in the [[CircusOfFear Circus Of The Disquieting]]?\\
'''SCP-1884-B''': '''SCP-1884-B:''' ''(SCP-1884-B raises the middle finger of every hand not being used to support its weight)''



* In the Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5BU44_h74 Pop it, Don't Drop it]]'', TheMedic of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' survives an ambush by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the entire RED team]]'', by using his Ubercharge just in time. How does he celebrate his survival? By flipping them off. With both hands. While wearing sunglasses. Surrounded by dancing Scouts and Heavies. While "Dreaming a Dream" by Captain Jack plays.
** This pose was later modded as a taunt to replace the "Meet the Medic" taunt. It got so popular that ''Valve actually increased the price'' of the [=MtM=] taunt because so many people were buying it to replace it.



* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', when Joey notices Kaiba doing a LyingFingerCross, he changes it to this.



* ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'': Grenier's conclusion of his test for ''VideoGame/XPerts'' is to give the finger to the makers of the game. And then, in a scene reminiscent of the early days of this web video series, he destroys the game cartridge by [[FingerGun firing an energy beam from his raised middle finger]].



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26th Mar '16 6:59:49 PM JMQwilleran
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* The original ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' opens with John Shaft flipping the bird at a cab driver who's honking his horn at him and yelling "Up yours! Get out of the way!"
25th Mar '16 7:42:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In episode 3 of ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', Orito flips off Ayumu while challenging him to a round of bowling to see if he can start living in his house along with Yuu, Seraphim, and Haruna.

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* In episode 3 of ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Orito flips off Ayumu while challenging him to a round of bowling to see if he can start living in his house along with Yuu, Seraphim, and Haruna.
22nd Mar '16 9:29:26 AM erforce
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* Chinese navy strategic researcher (Rear Admiral) and TV host [[http://img.kanzhongguo.com/dat/media/17/2014/02/04/20140204065924598.jpg Zhang Zhaozhong]], the Chinese translator of TheHuntForRedOctober. Now he underwent a BadassDecay in the two and a half decades, well known for providing his audience with exaggerated and amusingly wrong observations on military and diplomatic news every day.

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* Chinese navy strategic researcher (Rear Admiral) and TV host [[http://img.kanzhongguo.com/dat/media/17/2014/02/04/20140204065924598.jpg Zhang Zhaozhong]], the Chinese translator of TheHuntForRedOctober.''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''. Now he underwent a BadassDecay in the two and a half decades, well known for providing his audience with exaggerated and amusingly wrong observations on military and diplomatic news every day.
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