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Learn Something New Today: Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World (VIDEO)

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bill-swift - May 30, 2013

You can say a lot with words, but you can say a whole lot more with your hands. With one finger, you can tell people to f'ck off (or go f'ck themselves.) With one hand, you can let people know everything's okay and all taken care of. And with your arms, you can tell people to back off or come forward.

You'd think that these gestures, in all their simplicity, would be more or less universal, right? That's where you're wrong. Because while the sign of horns might mean "terrific" in the good old US of A, it actually means "F'ck You" in Iran. Pretty crazy, huh?

So you'd better watch your moves and think twice before you give anyone the finger because it might not be the message that you wanted to convey. You can check out the video above for more of these gestural faux pas. Enjoy!

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