"O. K." sign

Karl J. Krahnke krahnke at LAMAR.COLOSTATE.EDU
Thu Nov 2 19:08:12 UTC 2000

In the very limited but strongly standardized gestural language used in scuba
diving, the circled thumb and finger mean "ok."  This is taught by a number of
international scuba certification agencies all over the world.  I have never
heard of a local substitution on the basis of taboo or ambiguity.  Could happen
tho.  I'll ask around.

Karl Krahnke
English Department
Colorado State University

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