|1.||middle finger salute|
Also known simply as "The finger"
This consists of an outstretched arm (although the arm can be bent, or barely outstretched at all) with the back of the hand facing toward an object of scorn, and the middle finger extended in an upward direction.
Barry said I should take a photograph of him while he gave me the thumbs up from the Eiffel Tower. The zoom function on my camera showed he was actually giving me the middle finger salute.
I was driving so slowly that even a couple of elderly nuns in a honda gave me the middle finger salute as they passed me.