Bras d'honneur

Bras d'honneur

A bras d'honneur (French pronunciation: [bʁa dɔˈnœʁ] "arm of honor"), Iberian slap (Spanish: "corte de manga"), or Italian salute[1] is an obscene gesture most common in France, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Georgia, Portugal, and Latin America. To make the gesture, an arm is bent in an L-shape, with the fist pointing upwards; the other hand then grips the biceps of the bent arm as it is emphatically raised to a vertical position. It has the same meaning as giving the finger (known as le doigt d'honneur), though it frequently connotes the expression "Up yours!" Occasionally, the middle finger of the bent arm is also raised for added emphasis.

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