Middle Finger

"Good morning class! We have a special treat today, the Deputy Prime Minister is coming speak to you today. He's a very important
An air hostess has been sacked after posting a picture which apparently showed her giving the middle finger to passengers
Now for as long as I can remember sticking your middle finger up to anyone was a straight up insult and went hand in hand with strong verbal abuse. This gesture got shortened to just the hand action without the need for words, nowadays however the middle finger often comes with a smile! Or a sticking out of the tongue, or a wink!