Top 10 Common Hand Symbols

ILY sign- Originated in American Sign Language used by deaf and hearing culture. Done by extending the thumb, index finger, and little finger while the middle and ring finger touches the palm. Informal of love

Thumbs up or thumbs down- The source is obscure but there are a lot of origin that has been proposed. Common gestures of approval or disapproval made by extending the thumb upward or downward.

V sign- made by raising the index and middle finger and separating them to form a V. The palm of the hand should be facing outward to symbolize peace. Winston Churchill popularized its used as a victory sign.

A-ok or Okay- made by connecting the thumb and forefinger in a circle holding the other fingers straight.

Hook ‘em Horns- slogan and hand gesture of the University of Texas at Austin used as a greeting or cheer for sports.

Sign of the horn, or devil horn- The index finger and pinky should be extending straight upward. Popularized in Heavy Metal Subculture.

loser- made by extending the thumb and forefinger to resemble letter L . It is an insulting gesture. It was partly popularized in 1990’s in the movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Finger gun – Used to mimic handgun. It may indicate boredom, awkwardness and has sometimes been interpreted as a threat for violence.

The finger also known as The middle finger,The highway, Flipping, Flying the bird- obscene hand gesture. Originated in Ancient Roman writings. Identified as digitus impudicus (impudent finger) and commonly used in western Culture.

Crossed Finger- are used to superstitiously wish for good luck or nullify a promise. Some believe that it originates during the pre-Christian times.