With roots that can be traced all the way back to the days of ancient Greece– flipping the bird, as I like to call it, (or giving someone the finger) is the world’s favorite naughty gesture. But there’s definitely an art to it. The subtle nuances of the physical fingering, facial expression, and context of the act itself, can make it anything from phallic and vulgar, to friendly and fun-lovin’–sometimes even deeply profound. Love it or hate it– this bird you cannot change.
This is pretty cool. It’s an article about famous people giving the bird. Some really great images to. Big thanks to Littlehorn.