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ok, when did the ASL "v" turn into a peace sign? last I checked it was "v for victory"....

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who_is_she
Mar. 23rd, 2003 10:55 pm (UTC)
uh.........
it was a peace sign when I was a kid.....

I dind't know it was a V for victory..

of course in sign language is IS a V.
:)
jnanacandra
Mar. 23rd, 2003 10:57 pm (UTC)
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well, it meant victory during world war II, I know that. I wonder when it switched. and how I managed to only pick up the older meaning....
eub
Mar. 24th, 2003 12:34 am (UTC)
During the 1960s, was my impression. As a deliberate repurposing?

wandelrust
Mar. 24th, 2003 07:42 am (UTC)
That's what I thought. I'm pretty sure it was repurposed during the Vietnam peace movement in the late 60s.
sphinxie
Mar. 24th, 2003 06:25 am (UTC)
I've wondered this before, too. Crowley claimed to be the inventor of the "V for Victory" sign for use in England during the war--V being 5 being Mars, of course. It's association with "peace" is a puzzling inversion.
eub
Mar. 24th, 2003 06:44 pm (UTC)
The "V for Victory" is commonly credited to Victor de Laveleye, a Belgian refugee in Britain.
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