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Postby queshaw » Thu 06.01.2006 12:00 pm

What does "the peace sign" mean in anime and manga? I thought it meant sailor venus, but I see it elsewhere.
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RE: V hand sign

Postby clay » Thu 06.01.2006 12:02 pm

Take a look at this thread from a while back:
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=871&rowstart=0

That was over a year ago -natsukashii.
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RE: V hand sign

Postby queshaw » Thu 06.01.2006 1:00 pm

Oops. I should have searched.

Now I know it's because people do it when they want to hide the other people in the photo. Hehe!
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RE: V hand sign

Postby jinksys » Thu 06.01.2006 2:29 pm

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RE: V hand sign

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 06.01.2006 2:30 pm

funny, all those answers, did they ever get to the bottom of why women cover their mouths as much? it looked like a lot of foreigner speculation to me.. not much was mentioned from the japanese side.

and the lovely peace sign.. hehe, funny how something done back in 1940 or thereabouts is still used today but for no other reason than americans flashed the peace sign in pictures taken with the japanese and so now they do it too.. nothing really spectacular or mysterios about it.. conversly one could ask why do foreigners dress up in anime fashions and take pictures too.. lol.. oh well.
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RE: V hand sign

Postby jinksys » Thu 06.01.2006 2:58 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
funny, all those answers, did they ever get to the bottom of why women cover their mouths as much? it looked like a lot of foreigner speculation to me.. not much was mentioned from the japanese side.

and the lovely peace sign.. hehe, funny how something done back in 1940 or thereabouts is still used today but for no other reason than americans flashed the peace sign in pictures taken with the japanese and so now they do it too.. nothing really spectacular or mysterios about it.. conversly one could ask why do foreigners dress up in anime fashions and take pictures too.. lol.. oh well.


A lot of japanese have CTS and must hide their affliction by covering their mouths when laughing.
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RE: V hand sign

Postby Infidel » Thu 06.01.2006 11:16 pm

It wasn't the "peace sign" until the hippie movement came along, all those old 40s pictures were flashing V for victory.
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RE: V hand sign

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 06.02.2006 2:30 pm

Infidel wrote:
It wasn't the "peace sign" until the hippie movement came along, all those old 40s pictures were flashing V for victory.


guess what..? victory in 1930's and peace in the 60's yep, i stand corrected.
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