12 Hand Signals Teens Make & What They Mean

Jeanne Sager | Jan 28, 2013 Tweens & Teens
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  • Hole

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    This is a silly game teenagers play. The goal is not to look at it. If you do, you're bound to get suckerpunched. Want it to go away? You have to try to stick your index finger in the hole ... without looking.

  • Hook 'Em Horns

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    It's not demonic; it's just a sign of having a good time. You'll tend to see this one at concerts.

  • Middle Finger

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    Yes, the middle finger turned sideways means the same exact thing as the traditional finger in the air. Sometimes teens do this because it's less obtrusive -- essentially they're hoping not to get caught flipping someone the bird.

     

  • Loser

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    You probably know this one already. But just in case you don't, the "L" is for loser!

  • You Ate It

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    When some burps or farts, some teens put their hand to their forehead like this. The last person to do so is the person who "ate" the aforementioned flatulence.

  • I Love You

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    Taken from American Sign Language, this simply means "I love you."

     

  • Peace ... Sideways

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    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    It's sideways, but it means the same thing as the traditional peace sign.

  • This

    12
    teens hand signals
    Jeanne Sager

    The sign itself is pretty meaningless; kids just call it "this." The game is to try to get people to look at "this," at which point you make fun of them. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds.

     

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