Is the trademark of rock star, Liam Gallagher but was also made popular during the second world war by Winston Churchill where it took on the meaning of V for Victory. It should not be confused with the piss-poor peace sign which is the reverse of it with the palm and fingers facing the viewer instead of the back of the hand.
Due to its historical relevance it should be particularly directed at the French and other historical enemies of the English.
May stem from Winston Churchill flashing the Victory sign after WWII.
In Japan the sign may have also become popular because of the post-WWII Allied occupation of Japan. Janet Lynn may have popularized its use in amature photographs when in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo she fell, but still continued with a smile. Afterwards she flashed the V sign and the Japanese media eat it up.
2)A hand gesture in which the first and second fingers are raised and parted, whilst the remaining fingers are clenched. Generally considered a "Victory" sign, it can also carry connotations of "Peace" and "Defiance"
While originating with British folks, and a sign used by gang bangers, and most commonly done by Asian people whenever they get their pictures taken these stupid scenester wannabe hookers seem to think it looks cool or hip.
While in all reality they look dumber than ever and every guy and cool chick is laughing their asses off at them both in person and every time they blind themselves by looking at their pathetic myspace pages.
2. A gesture Asian people instinctively throw up everytime they see a camera. Tho its not just limited to Asia anymore. Alot of teeny bopper girls here tend to pull the V Sign several times in one albums worth of pictures as well.
3. A sign gang bangers sometimes use, Especially in rap videos or on magazine covers. Only except the palm is turned the opposite direction. Mainly used by alot of wannabe thug wanker kids who probably dont even know what it stands for.
Me: "Because he's a bushtard.