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Old 02-08-2008, 01:14 AM
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Default Vulvan Hand Greeting

How is it so many Star Trek fans don't know the thumb goes out when doing a Vulcan hand greeting?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:15 AM
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Note to self: Vulvan actually spelled Vulcan... dammit Jim.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:27 AM
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I'll admit I don't hang out with other fans enough to notice this, but it seems that keeping the thumb against the other finger makes it harder to do. Honestly, I've never seen anyone do it that way.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:55 PM
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I've noticed that too. When ever people greet me with it I tell them it's wrong because their thumb isn't sticking out.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:01 PM
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That's funny, I've never seen anybody keep their thumb in, but then again it's not like I see it everyday
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:51 PM
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Ha. I'll get non-fans try to give me the hand, but they can't seem to even
split their fingers correctly, let alone keep the thumb out. Silly otherlanders.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:54 PM
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Greetings,

It's funny you should mention this. Although, I have never seen anyone do the hand salute as you describe. My bond mate and I are Vulcans on line. I developed an online, textual version of the salute many years ago and use it continually. You will see it at the end of this message.

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