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the lynx wrote:JR8 wrote:the lynx wrote:Which connotes quite an opposite thing when compared to the Asians' perception to V-sign...
The apparent contradiction for westerners, is vanquished JPnese having adopted the iconic symbol popularised by one of the key figure-heads of their demise.
p.s. I still don't quite get what the Asian perception of it is...
Well I guess I can speak on behalf of that counterpart (an Asian myself)
For 80% of them, it is just plain cute, which is just wow, plain wow.
For another 19.99%, they probably figured out that it means victory and use it proudly, but then again it is like shooting at own foot.
That remainder usually belongs to those who do know that it is related to Churchill...
There you go.
I have to say that the forefinger and thumb forming a V which is then used to frame the chin with the head cocked sideways can be pretty cute too. I wouldn't like to start analysing the symbolism there, this may be a PG thread, but it is cute
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