The finger signs are always very confusing. A raised thumb is used for asking for lift for someone who is driving on the highway. Sometimes, it is used for the successful result as well. We recently, went through a middle finger shown by a young cricketer to the Australian fans generating a Sify cartoon "I don't care whether I know where my middle stump is but I know where my middle finger is". What puzzles me is the frequent use of the first three fingers for every sign and the 4 & 5 being a silent spectator to all signs. Why are we partial with those two fingers? Are they silent contributors? The ring finger at least gets a golden crown for its existence by a few or if you get the hand of a bride in some cases. Even when the children wants to express their intention not to talk with someone, they bend the second and third finger making a zero sing in between. It is perhaps an indication of two personalities in loggerheads. When they want to send a peace sign they show those two fingers together which obviously indicates the togetherness of those two personalities. Even when we wait anxiously for a result, we tell that let us keep the fingers crossed. If you watch American football, the quarterback shows a sign joining fingers in both hands to indicate that all players should assemble quickly to commence the next play in the interest of time. Umpires in cricket have so many different signs for different judgment. showing the second finger up is a sign that a player is out and needs to go. Moving right hand rapidly three times towards the sky is a sign of commencing the Power Play and if it is done once it is a free hit. The wings on both sides means wide where as one hand in front means no ball. Both hands up means a six runs and the right hand moving in front in quick succession means four runs. It is amazing how much body language we use to indicate different things. Lastly, I was not sure whether Churchill was showing V sign to indicate victory or to keep the British people happy that we would not allow the Germans to occupy their land. While V Sign with palm outwards is a Victory or # 2 sign, when it is shown with palm inwards is an insult.