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Peace Sign With Palm Facing Inward

Trying to order two beers from the bartender or wish someone peace in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand? Make sure that when you have your index and middle fingers pointed up in the V shape, your palm is facing outward. Otherwise, you're giving the equivalent of the middle finger.

Avoid Using In: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.

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10 innocent hand gestures you should never use abroad

Smarter Travel

Certain gestures that are innocent in the United States mean something completely different (and offensive) overseas. Avoid these 10 hand signals when you’re traveling abroad!

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Read the original story: 10 Innocent Hand Gestures You Should Never Use Abroad by Caroline Morse, who is a regular contributor to SmarterTravel.