But it is also a symbol in heavy metal music and subculture. In some European cultures it suggests infidelity or Satanic association.
In China and Hong Kong it actually means ‘7.’ These communities can count up to over 20 using a single hand.
The “O.K.” sign
Hook ’em horns
Be aware and respectful. If you don’t understand a gesture, ask politely what it means. If you feel you have insulted someone, apologise.
- Could you explain that hand gesture to me? We don’t have it in Germany.
- I don’t understand what that means. Can you explain it to me?
- I’m sorry, have I done something I shouldn’t have?