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"Phone Finger"

The Cell Phone Specific Middle Finger
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I propose the union of two famous hand signs. The universal sign for "phone" using the thumb and pinky extension, with the addition of the middle finger. This would inform the recipient of this signal that you are not pleased with them specifically due to their inappropriate use of their cell phone. So next time someone pulls out in front of you while "chatting it up", give them the "Phone Finger".

(I have never seen this idea, so if this is unoriginal, I sincerely apologize.)

eshepard, Jul 07 2006

better yet - http://www.globalga...l-phone-jammers.htm
cell phone jammer [nuclear hobo, Apr 18 2007]

Hackaday: Excuse me, my pinky's ringing http://hackaday.com...y-pinky-is-ringing/
[Dub, Nov 16 2010]

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       How do you cope with points outside the US, where other gestures are used to flip people off?   

       Personally, I think a heaved brick conveys the same message more bluntly.
DrCurry, Jul 07 2006
  

       That's really difficult to do. Even more so if you're British which would mean extending the index finger as well.   

       Incidentally, until I left the UK, the only hand signal for phone I knew was the clenched hand held next to the ear as if holding an old-fashioned telephone receiver (i.e. one with a curly wire coming out the bottom).
squeak, Jul 07 2006
  

       yes, okay... most effective in the US...
eshepard, Jul 07 2006
  

       I like your style though. A friend o'mine suggests simply standing up, shouting "Rude Bastard!", sitting down again and repeating this until said rude bastard gets the hint and hangs up.   

       You can also wait patiently till they've finished on the phone and go to speak to you then hold up the "Wait!" finger, close your eyes, stuff your fingers in your ears (not *all* your fingers obv) and sing a little song for a duration similar to that which they spent phoning. HA!
squeak, Jul 07 2006
  

       //How do you cope with points outside the US, where other gestures are used to flip people off?// Do you bite your "phone" hand thumb at me, Sir?
spidermother, Jul 07 2006
  

       I bite my phone hand, Sir, but not at you, Sir.   

       Waiting for the Pimp Hand Phone Sign to appear... only a matter of time... no, I'm not going to do it, I learned my lesson with the Haggis Shop.
strange606, Jul 07 2006
  

       Fo shizzle.
MoreCowbell, Jul 08 2006
  

       Here's how I like to do it: Make a phone ringing sound and pretend to answer your hand by unfolding your middle finger like a flip phone. Hold it up to your ear for a second then present it to whoever you're flipping off and say "It's for you."
jaksplat, Apr 18 2007
  

       A brief, high powered broadband transmission from a hidden transmitter in your pocket could make a loud rude noise in their ear - and probably in the ear of whoever they were talking to on their phone, I don't know.   

       That's assuming they're really talking to anyone. They're probably just pretending they've got friends.
Cosh i Pi, Apr 18 2007
  

       Thumb, middle and little fingers? I'm worried you'd just look like a muscular dystrophy suffering gangster trying to do the 'westside' sign a bit too close to your head.   

       (I have nothing against muscular dystrophy suffering gangsters.)
theleopard, Apr 18 2007
  

       Sounds suspiciously similar to the HummerBird.
nuclear hobo, Apr 18 2007
  

       My only worry with this one is that the suggested hand position suggests a gang-sign. I wouldn't want to flip off any crypts or bloods in the area accidentally.
trekbody, Apr 19 2007
  

       They might mistake it for the "shocker."
nomocrow, Apr 20 2007
  
      
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