"O. K." sign

GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Thu Nov 2 16:07:57 UTC 2000

I'm presuming that whomever is offended at the 3-ring/OK sign is
offended because that gesture is the equivalent, in their culture, of
the raised middle finger in much of 'U.S. culture'.

Several years ago, one of my students from an Asian country asked why a
beer commercial ended with the guy, in the ad, making the (OK) sign
after taking a sip of beer.  He had thought that U.S. TV was
conservative, and was surprised to see such a gesture in one of our TV

George S. Cole   gscole at ark.ship.edu
Shippensburg University

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