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No more piece, More Fuck !

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When Japanese people are taken a picture, they always stick out not only their middle finger, but also index finger. Yes, they are really like “piece sign” with smile like this picture.

Is it common phenomenon in your country also sir ?

I don’t think that they seriously care about piece on the world. It’s just a gesture, it’s just a conditional reflex. It’s just a rutine.

Is doing “piece sign ” bad thing? No,
Is it something worong ? Never.

So why do I get frustration ? I don’t know. But anyway I dislike doing piece sign. Japanese people have few gesture, few body language. I know sometime, this poor expression scare other country people. This poor expression make misunderstanding with other country people.

This is the reason, we got atomic bomb two times !

It is very difficult to know what Japanese people is thinking judging from their appearence.

They are very poor expressionist. I think it is not wrong to teach “fuck you sign” to poor expression Japanese people. Unfortunately “fuck you sign” is not so popular in Japan.

HEY JAP ! Next time, atomic bomb is dropped, Stick out only your middle finger ! FCUK YOU !

 

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  1. In America, only the otaku and people who want to be Japanese do the peace sign for pictures. Hippies do it, as well, but there aren’t that many hippies here anymore and they don’t know how to use cameras. More FUCK indeed.

  2. I do not agree with you. The peace sign is not a sign for peace, but for victory, like the sign Winston Churchill used.
    Not peace, but victory after war!
    No victory, but more fuck? I don’t like it, but I understand you.
    More fuck is better then more victory.

  3. Thank you Masa. You made my day. I am glad you are full in expressing your thoughts. Getting a Japanese to tell and express how they feel is so difficult but you my friend, is very different. I am happy that at least a Japaanese like you can see the problem and dare go against it.

  4. Yes, More expressions are good.
    Had 5 people tell me today that
    I am the first human that have
    met that acts exactly like a manga
    character.
    People must express more!! (otherwise
    the rest of us look strange…)

  5. hey , yeah that peace sign is kind of annoying. Japanese girls covering their mouths when they laugh is kind of annoying too, its like censorship right? Umm, yup yup. okaaaaaay

  6. Finally!!!!
    This peace sign shit is all over asia. It drives me insane. Great idea I gotta convert everyone to use more fuck.

  7. Masa, I love this site! You should put out a book, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. But if you do, make sure to add lots of comments in it, because a photo book by Masa without your opinions would be like kabuki without white makeup

  8. Or do the Peace sign backwards… means the same as Fuck in the UK. Kinda looks like the “Fingers of Pleasure” for women too, no?

  9. Because of too much fuck, there are many people.
    Because many people, not many resourses, people war and drop 2 bombs on Japan. Because war ended, the victor waves the victory sign. Because Japanese losers saw American winner with victory sign, they copy it. Becaused they learned the sign, they use it and pose it in front of your camera, sir.

  10. seldom yea that’s the best! the inverted peace sign is much cooler! didn’t knew it means fuck in the uk tho.
    the thing is: fuck you sign is too vulgar and peace sign is too pussylike but inverted peace is well balanced!

  11. Please don’t learn any more English – I like your speech just the way it is! Quirky and personalised, not Globalised. DON’T LEARN GLOBALIZED ENGLISH! Make us learn Japanese or appreciate your version of English.

  12. Hi Masa,
    20 years ago, I knew a Japanese exchange student to the USA. She did that peace/victory sign whenever I took her photo. I can’t believe that Japs are still doing that. Most other cultures have a fad and then move on in a few years. Masa, how long has this peace/victory shit been going on in Japan? Also, why don’t Japs grow out of such a fad?. (on a different note, I hope the fad of Japanese women dressing like school girls never ends!)
    Your friend in America,
    Dollar Bill

  13. schoolgirls are kawaii
    for the expressionstuff japan is also well known for that. I live in belgium (no asian origins) and people here are very expresionate, except underdogs,
    like me.
    I hardly dare to express feelings, smile or be angry at someone on street, school, ect…
    people don’t know me and can’t judge me because I don’t dare to express myself.
    They say that I have a neutral face, static. And that they never know what I’m thinking of them or about something. I want to change this, but I don’t dare

  14. Damn. I cant stand Otaku group shots One sticks silly fingers up and the rest copy.
    Mutsu: Schoolgirls are Kawai? We have enough pervy pedophiles about already. Everyday they have to warn girls about going home alone.
    Don’t come to Japan

  15. Hi Matsu,
    Your statement “I hardly dare to express feelings” really cleared up this “peace sign” thing that Japanese do, even here in the good old USA. Because they desire to feel something — anything — Japanese girls cut themselves:
    http://masamania-com.check-xserver.jp/archives/2004/10/crazy_wrist_cut.html
    and slap each other:
    http://www.jokaroo.com/ecards/funnymovies/japanesegirlsslapping.html
    Masa’s internet friend in America,
    Dollar Bill
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    こんにちはMatsu 、 感じの” を表現するあなたのほとんど声明の”I の挑戦; 実際にこの” を片付けた; ピースサインの” 日本語がよく古い米国でここに均等にする事。何かことを彼らが感じることを望むので– 何でも– 日本の女の子は彼ら自身を切った:
    http://masamania-com.check-xserver.jp/archives/2004/10/crazy_wrist_cut.html
    そして互いを強く打ちなさい:
    http://www.jokaroo.com/ecards/funnymovies/japanesegirlsslapping.html
    アメリカのMasa’s のインターネットの友人,
    ドル札

  16. Just wanted to let you know that you are THE BOMB!! In America, that means THE SUPER COOL GUY.
    You have fans here @ Apple Computer in California.
    Someday we’ll have to come over and pay you a visit.
    Keep up the good work!
    Big ups,
    J-Dog
    =================from MasaManiA
    THank you

  17. now, take this:
    Japan and the V sign
    During the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, figure skater Janet Lynn stumbled into Japanese pop culture when she fell during a free-skate period — but continued to smile even as she sat on the ice. Though she placed only 3rd in the actual competition, her cheerful diligence and indefatigability resonated with many Japanese viewers, making her an overnight celebrity in Japan. Afterwards, Lynn (a peace activist) was repeatedly seen flashing the V sign in the Japanese media. Though the V sign was known of in Japan prior to Lynn’s use of it there, she is credited by some Japanese for having popularized its use in amateur photographs.
    Through the 1970s and 1980s in Japan, the V sign was often accompanied by a vocalization: “piisu!” This gairaigo exclamation, which stood for “peace”, has since fallen into disuse, though the V sign itself remains steadfastly popular.
    An additional significance to this sign is seen in the anime show, Ranma. In one episode, a character repeatedly attempts to take surreptitious pictures of Ranma, to catch him off guard. But the photographer is disappointed that, upon developing, every photo features him looking at the camera and displaying this sign, indicating that he was aware at every instance of the pursuit. Hence, the sign could indicate a posed photograph.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-sign
    =======================from MasaManiA
    THank you for your information.

  18. http://www.wissen.swr.de/sf/begleit/bg0036/bg0036x/bg0036xx/bg_ws03s2.jpg
    Hi Masa,
    Is it possible that a Japanese woman showing the peace sign in fact is showing a representation of her vagina and, by showing the peace sign, she is inviting the view to fuck her? She may also be showing the two fingers she uses to spread her vagina to let you fuck her. Both of these support your promotion of no more peace, more fuck.
    D.B.
    —————————————
    こんにちはMasa 、
    実際はピースサインのことを提示によって、ピースサインを示している日本の女性が彼女の膣の表示を示し、彼女と性交するために彼女が意見を誘っていることは可能であるか。彼女はまた彼女が彼女と性交することを許可した彼女の膣を広げるのに使用する2 本指を示すかもしれない。両方サポートこれ以上の平和、多くのあなたの昇進性交。
    D.B.
    ======================from MasaManiA
    It’s nice idea. But I am afraid that you never understand how hairy Japanese girls’ pussies are.

  19. you will see women (and some men) doing this sign while having their pic taken in many asian countries, not just in japan.
    some local sociologists and anthropologists i know guess that it’s more a manifestation of insecurity than anything else. people having their pic taken get nervous, and also dont know what to do with their hands. also, many asians are insecure about their facial appearance and use their fingers to distract from this. notice, many asian women also cover their mouths while laughing, etc. yes, some have said this is cultural (not showing teeth as it’s aggressive), but that’s pure bs. it is, in modern asian societies, done to hide bad teeth and embarassment and again, distract someone from paying too much attention. shame again
    ================from MasaManiA
    THank you for your information

  20. TAKEN FROM: http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/peace.html
    THE HAND-GESTURE PEACE SIGN
    is thought to have begun in europe during world war II
    when a V for victory – and not to be confused with the
    catholic gesture of benediction – was painted on walls
    as a symbol of freedom from occupying forces.
    the sign was widely used by peace movements in the
    1960s and 1970s as a symbol of victory for peace and truth.

  21. The V-sign is an ancient sign. It stands for the letter V for Victory. Victory over an opponent. Victory in War with, at the end of it, Pease!! The sign itself does not mean Peace, but rather Victory in Battle after a gruelsome slaughtering fight between opposing camps. The sign was widely introduced by Sir Winston Churchill, the Second World War Prime Minister of Great Britain, Europe, when the war was won over Germany. He intended it as Victory, but today peaple have mistaken the sign for Peace.
    ==============from MasaManiA
    THank you for your helpful information.

  22. its funny how those things happen
    power of sugestion is truely powerful
    peace rules over victory
    anyways you should learn the new hand sign!
    it is the sign of “the shocker”!
    (“two in the pink and one in the stink”)
    http://www.tomorrowideation.com/getoffended/Shirtpages/shocker.html
    http://www.rotten.com/library/language/the-finger/shocker/
    http://www.barnonedrinks.com/recipes/shooters/s/shocker.html
    http://www.jailhouse-entertainment.com/INTERVIEW%20FOLDER/SHOCKER%20INTERVIEW.htm
    http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Hand_gesture

  23. ≪but there aren’t that many hippies here anymore and they don’t know how to use cameras.≫
    haha! how silly 😀
    many people seem to do index + middle finger + thumb these days? i think the person who said that people just don’t know what to do with their hands might be right. the “ピース” thing too. and it’s not just in japan… but people in the west think the peace sign is dated and silly now. so nobody does it. maybe they just raise a glass or do something else. hip hop fans do these crazy gang hand signs… we’re all bad actors who don’t know how to place their hands! =)

  24. Firstly, if you’re going to write a website, at least keep a dictionary handy. ‘Piece’ when used in the context you describe is spelt ‘peace’.
    You’re a moron, and your comments are moronic. I know you’re trying to be rebellious, hip and cool, but you have absolutely no sense of reality, and no sense of the loss of human life.
    You are the epitome of ‘Stupid’, and perhaps you’re proud of it. That’s the state our generation is in unfortunately.

  25. hey, as-if-i’m-going-to-tell-you, once you learn and master japanese, then you can correct a foreign person’s english. at least he’s trying. do you always have perfect spelling?
    masa, good site. reminds me of the good old days when i was living over there studying. can’t wait to go back. it is funny, i think the reason that kids still do peace is because from the time they’re born, parents are always telling them to do peace when they take pictures. thats why americans still say cheese.
    =======from MasaManiA
    THank you

  26. ^ spelt ? ^
    what the hell is spelt ?
    the proper term for the past tense of (to spell) is “spelled”
    unless of course if you are some backwoods hokie redneck, then it is ok to use the lower class version of the term
    (Firstly, if you’re going to write a website, at least keep a dictionary handy. ‘Piece’ when used in the context you describe is spelt ‘peace’.)
    “as if im going to tell you”—-> tell me what? nobody cares about the babbling diatribe of jealous idiots like your self that feel the need to judge and correct others, when you yourself are guilty of the same shit!
    good joke though

  27. To me this is just as annoying as “say cheese” and that damn bunny ears behind the head rutine. I mean damn peeps come up with some stupid shit!

  28. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  29. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  30. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  31. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  32. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  33. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  34. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  35. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  36. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  37. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  38. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  39. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  40. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  41. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  42. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  43. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  44. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  45. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  46. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  47. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  48. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  49. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  50. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  51. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  52. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  53. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  54. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  55. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  56. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  57. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  58. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  59. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  60. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  61. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  62. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  63. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  64. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  65. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  66. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  67. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  68. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  69. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  70. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  71. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  72. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  73. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  74. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  75. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  76. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  77. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  78. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  79. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  80. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  81. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  82. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  83. Heh, ok the “V” does have its recent origins with the “V” for Victory.
    But its origional origins can be traced back to the Battle of Agincourt when British Archers used the reversed “V” gesture to mock the french.
    ( The French severed the draw fingers off of any archer they captured so they could never use a bow…hence the gesturing with the fingers to show you still had them).
    It is a very mild insult in Britain and is not the same as fuck you. 🙂

  84. You can’t spell PEACE, bozo!
    And you are insulting to Japanese people…
    Next time they drop the bomb, I hope it’s on YOU (but they are too peaceful for you american taste, I am sure)

  85. Usually, the person who only critcizes another person’s spelling and grammar has nothing intelligent to say. Don’t call someone stupid or moronic if you lack the ability to explain why you feel that they are stupid or moronic. Have you no arguement better than slamming his spelling?
    Can you really tell me that your spelling is always perfect, even in a language that is not your native tongue? Go back to reading your dictionary and stop trolling.
    DG>, I was once told that some Europeans used the V sign as a way of saying ‘fuck you’. He said the middle finger was supposed to look like a guys cock and balls and the V like a woman’s spread legs. Was he entirely full of bullshit, or is there some truth to that?
    Well said, peacestone. This COULD be grammatical Darwinism… Oh, the possibilities!
    Improbability drive…

  86. dear masa,
    i’ve only just discovered you’re site and i love it. i see what you mean about loving your country but hating its people. i’m from england and i feel the same thing. i even know americans and polish people that think the same about their own countries too.
    as for the peace sign versus the fuck you sign. if you look at the peace (or “v”) sign’s history they’re really the same thing. in england during the middle ages there were many wars and a lot of soldiers were archers and when they were in battle shooting at each other, sometimes they would stop and make that sign to their opponents to show that they had they’re first and middle finger intact and can carry on fighting with bows and arrows. in other words: “you’re shit, fuck you!”.
    i know it might differ from country to country, but i think the essence at least is still the same.
    keep up the good work masa! i like the way that sometimes when you use english the misspelt word seems more appropiate than the one you may have meant to say. can’t wait for your next entry!
    arigato!
    ==========From MasaManiA
    THank you too !

  87. In Spain people uses this “V” sign to say “victory” or “peace”(hippies).
    Fuck Spain fucking spanish people

  88. Richard Nixon showed this sign to the press,getting on a aircraft,(leaving the white house) after the american people were getting ready to kick him out of office,so it can hardly mean victory every time it is done. I think the old satan-worshiper was just nervous,and did’nt know what to do with his hands. Probably the same with these people.

  89. in my opinion, there is too much of “the fuck sign” in America. I wish there was more of the Peace sign. That’s why I like Japan.

  90. I liked the peace or victory sign most japanese girls do when they’re taken a picture, but after reading your opinion I also say:
    MORE FUCK YOU SIGN
    ==========from MasaManiA
    or just fuck is ok.

  91. now i know i am normal. i point third finger when my photograph is taken. people tell me its rude and express shock(probably because i’m a female) heh heh heh…
    but peace sign is really so passe…

  92. I knew this one Jap girl a few years ago who got her ass kicked by this other girl in school because she supposably got tired of seeing her flashing that peace sign in front of her friends all the time. Even tho violence is never the anwser. Im sure it could drive somebody nuts.

  93. hey stupids, english is not the primary language in japan! if you’re that smart to diss masa you couldve figured that out before bashing his english. you’re the stupid ones. read the subheading of this website: “Japanese culture report by MasaManiA with fucking photo & poor English you never seen at boring CNN, Time or major sophisticated jurnalism.”
    i guess that’s the disclaimer you’re looking for. here’s my finger to you stupid mofos!
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