The two handed
'victory sign' hand singnal used as a derogatory in the northern UK, equivalent to a two handed
'flip off' in the US- instead of flashing the back
of the hands with the middle finger extended, the index
and middle fingers (the 'v') are displayed. Rumoured to have originated in medieval times as a taunt in the sense that one might
take a man's sword, but he still
has his two fingers to draw back
his bow, or, opposingly a reference to the battle at Bannockburn (where archers were overwhelmed by mounted swordsmen) that two bows (a more advanced
technology at the time) are outmatched by a Scotsman.
A pedestrian crossing a Glasgow street
having to jump back to avoid
a speeding auto
might 'flash the vikkies' at the offending driver's rear
window (to be seen via the rear
view mirror) to express his displeasure.