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Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« on: August 13, 2009, 01:01:14 PM »
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The Romans tried:
Among the Romans and their cultural descendants in the Mediterranean nations, those who were not fortified with phallic charms had to make use of sexual gestures to avoid the eye. Such gestures include a fist with the index and little finger extended

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye#Rome

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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 05:32:29 PM »
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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 12:39:02 AM »
Yeah man, Dio (who is Italian) is widely believed to have introduced it. The concerned housewives then turned it completely around to make it "evil" and guess what - the fans thought it would be cooler if it was an evil sign. Welcome to our subculture.

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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 12:45:30 AM »
But Gene Simmons invented it! Along with breathing and shoes.  :eyebrows:
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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 12:56:03 AM »
Yeah man, Dio (who is Italian) is widely believed to have introduced it. The concerned housewives then turned it completely around to make it "evil" and guess what - the fans thought it would be cooler if it was an evil sign. Welcome to our subculture.

Thats all well and good, but I think Dio totally over-uses it. I know its supposedly his thing and all that, but man, how many times in one gig do you need to throw the horns? I guess when you're 4'10" you need to put your hand in the air as often as possible.
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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 02:47:47 AM »
But Gene Simmons invented it! Along with breathing and shoes.  :eyebrows:
hehe... I was watching that the other night  ;)
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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
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Re: Possibly the origin of the "horns up" gesture
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 05:24:54 AM »
But Gene Simmons invented it! Along with breathing and shoes.  :eyebrows:
hehe... I was watching that the other night  ;)

same...like Alice Cooper claiming some bs too
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