FLIPPING SOMEONE OFF (Flipping the Bird) So do you do it??

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 24, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    Ah,how many times have we heard it from a friend during a tense moment.
    "Flip him (her) off, tell them to FU#% off!!!

    We've all probably done it. I remember the shock after hearing my parents tell me how tacky it was to see my Dad flip off some driver when the driver
    cut my Dad off when he was driving.... and this was the legal director of a major corporation... I mean this was my Dad.. who rarely cussed, unless it involved his temper or a reference to a republican.

    After my time in college, my older brother would flip me off after losing an argument with me. He dared not touch me physically so it was like the old
    fall back position.. to flip me off. I used to make fun of him when he'd do it.
    LOL.

    A week ago this past weekend, I was with Will (my bf) in his SUV and some woman sped up, passed us, then cut in front of us to slow down quickly.
    Will was pissed and flipped them off.. whereby they flipped us off. I thought it was an exercise in futility. "Well I have no horn", Will said......icon_rolleyes.gif

    So what about you. Do you "flip em off" good when your mad or not?
    Why? LOL




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    Aug 24, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    lol I have flipped people off in the car b4 too
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    Aug 24, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Nah, I just throw gang signs and flash my gun. Welcome to LA. icon_lol.gif

    But seriously, honking the horn or giving the bird is futile. They just ignore you anyways. If someone cuts me off or makes a shitty move while driving, I just return the favor.
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    Aug 24, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    I've never flipped off anyone in anger but have done so among friends as a sarcastic retort.

    "My, aren't you 'chirpy' this morn?" when I'm grouchy and haven't had my first cup of coffee.

    *flip*
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    Aug 24, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    i flip ppl off at work that call me a fag when i've had enough with the gay jokes.

    i dont feel the need when driving though. i got cut off by this one woman really bad in the dead of winter last year... then later i saw her, she'd crashed into a lamp pole and was trying to flag me down. i felt smiling while driving right past her was so much more effective icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    When you're a commuter at USF it's a daily event.
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    Just did it to a neighbor today. She came by to "collect" one of her pit-bulls that "got loose". She seems to think that everyone should bow to their nasty temperment, and even warns everyone that she has 2 of them loose in her yard. Let's just say that I had to warn her that her neighbors are all heavily armed, and someone will probably call animal control and her land-lord.
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 24, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    Are you kidding, of course i do.....This IS new york city.....icon_exclaim.gif
  • swimmermatt10...

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    Aug 25, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Just the other day i was given the finger while driving, granted i know i deserved it because i am a crazy driver BUT this man stared at me to make sure i got the message which pissed me off even more so i started to make the hand gesture of giving a blowjob to him. needless to say he was offended. job well done on my part.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 25, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    I can't or else ill be grounded and then "no pokemon for a week"icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    Hey guy--

    I "flick off" people with whom I am upset but I also flick off people whom i love.

    It's how it is done and the circumstances that create it.

    Both people know what is meant--interesting, huh.

    I could love you and "flick you off."
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    Aug 25, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    just once i would like to see these finger springers use this digital adjective while on foot, walking up to the offender, getting in his face and snapping a well planed bone on the end of his nose. HE KICKED THE SHIT OUT OUT YOU???????????????????? HOLY SHIT, SO THAT'S WHY YOU USE THE CAR.......icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I prefer the super finger

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    Aug 25, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    I've been known to stick my hand out of the sunroof of my car and flip people off hehe
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
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  • cromi

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    Aug 25, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    never in my life i flipped at someone especially strangers, even when im very angry/disappointed/mad at someone close to me, i just keep my mouth shut. i like to see how sorry they are and beg me too speak. that's how i torture the ones that hurted me, its pretty effective haha.
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    I thought the middle finger was just one of those big city ways of saying hello.
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    Yes, but usually only to people who are lame enough to hurl insults out of a moving car.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 25, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIs it legal for a cop to assault a man with his stick just because a guy gave him the bird? That seemed really out of line.



    I think it was all a fake actually.
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    Aug 25, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    No. My friends do it and I've thought about doing it but it seems like an extremely useless expression to me. If I'm sufficiently angry at someone then I'd probably express said anger through my fists. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    If the offender is male, and that's typically the case, I'll point at him first, as if to say "You!" and then hold my thumb and forefinger about an inch apart, as if to call into question the size of the rapscallion's endowment.

    MUCH more satisfying...especially with Acura drivers, for some reason.
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    Aug 25, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    I've done it before, but I don't really use the finger for anything, if someone cuts me off I usually just let it slide, if i cut someone off, I usually apologize out loud (not that anyone can hear me but still)
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    Aug 25, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    I do it a lot. While driving, I like to lean out my window, yell a bit, then shoot the finger. If it's a woman, I like to stick my tongue out and sorta lick my finger too, just to make it look a bit more obscene.

    I do it a lot when I'm on foot as well, especially if someone comes close to hitting me crossing a sidewalk when they're texting / looking away / putting on make-up or whatever. That's when I like to lean right up to their window and flip them off. After all, gotta make sure they see it. icon_wink.gif

    I've actually only been in one serious confrontation with a guy who came close enough to running me over that he hit my backpack on my back. He honked at me when he heard the noise, and thought I'd hit his truck with my bag. (Why the hell would someone randomly hit a truck with a backpack?) I made sure to stick my hand in his face through his open window and spit on him. He got out, we threw a few punches, walked away, and I never saw him again. I hope one day he starts paying attention to pedestrians trying to cross a crosswalk. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:42 AM GMT
    Pyrotech saidI do it a lot. While driving, I like to lean out my window, yell a bit, then shoot the finger. If it's a woman, I like to stick my tongue out and sorta lick my finger too, just to make it look a bit more obscene.

    I do it a lot when I'm on foot as well, especially if someone comes close to hitting me crossing a sidewalk when they're texting / looking away / putting on make-up or whatever. That's when I like to lean right up to their window and flip them off. After all, gotta make sure they see it. icon_wink.gif

    I've actually only been in one serious confrontation with a guy who came close enough to running me over that he hit my backpack on my back. He honked at me when he heard the noise, and thought I'd hit his truck with my bag. (Why the hell would someone randomly hit a truck with a backpack?) I made sure to stick my hand in his face through his open window and spit on him. He got out, we threw a few punches, walked away, and I never saw him again. I hope one day he starts paying attention to pedestrians trying to cross a crosswalk. icon_rolleyes.gif


    maybe he was 'hitting' on you.....icon_wink.gif