The Vdub

Submitted By: Master-Z


“The Vdub hand signal is used represent Deutschland and the love for quality German engineering.  It originated as a retaliation to ‘pimping’ your ride in the mid 2000’s and is now used by enthusiasts worldwide.  Unpimp your ride because Vdub’s in da house!”


Kiss Blowing

Submitted By: Alex P


“This is currently the only known way to transport a kiss via teleportation (see “”wonkavision””). The flatness of the hand below the lips works as a cross-ramp, so that the kiss will not fall victim to the ill effects of gravity. This makes it possible for the kiss to eventually reach the desired target.

It is typically used when two loved ones are physically distant but can still see each other, and would like to convey affection to one another. So next time that special someone blows you a kiss make sure you catch it, because you don’t want it falling into the wrong hands!”

The Ostensible Listener

Submitted by: Scotty Words

ostensible listener

“When sitting in class, The Ostensible Listener allows the user to achieve an appearance of attentiveness. In reality, the user is really using his hands to rest his chin upon, so as not to fall asleep in said class.

I use this all the time; it works wonders. However, professors tend to assume that you are listening extremely hard; when in reality, you are hardly listening (if at all).”

The Wu

Submitted By: Wu-Tang
ain't nothin to f with

“The RZA, the GZA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God
Ghost Face Killer, the Method Man, Raekwon the Chef….When you’re in your friends basement and everyone starts calling each other Wu Tang member names, this gesture must be broken out.”

Show Us a Hand Gesture!

Know of a hand gesture we haven’t covered? Maybe it’s a local or regional gesture or even something between just you and your friends. There are literally thousands of possible gestures that we can make with our hands, so chances are good that you know of a gesture that nobody else does. At least not yet.

Email with the following:

  • Your Name (could be first, full, nickname, twitter handle, website…however you want to be identified)
  • Photo/image of your hand gesture
  • Hand gesture’s name (could be real or made up)
  • Short description of gesture

We will post submissions on our site based on the info you send us. Show the world what gesture you got and Let’s Hand It.


  • Handit Bandit
  • claw
  • The Bandit Claw
  • I use this gesture while doing a pirate voice. How else will people know that the Bandit’s in the building?

What Time is It?


“I need to make my meeting at 3. What time is it right now? Okay it’s 2, so I still have an hour to prepare. How much longer until this meeting is over? 50 minutes? Okay, I’m not going to look at the time, maybe it’ll go faster that way.”

“It’s been long enough since I’ve looked, this meeting should be close to finishing. 51 minutes left?!? What in the…”


Time. A concept that has baffled and intrigued humans for centuries. Today, most of Western society runs because of our ability to know time. Making appointments,  attending classes, scheduling meetings, conducting business across states and nations, knowing when to eat, and figuring out when to meet with a friend are all a mere sampling of the different activities that depend upon our ability to measure time.

The “What Time is It?” Gesture

Evolving past methods such as tracking the sun, we eventually came up with a wearable wristwatch. The “What Time is It?” gesture meant holding up one’s arm and looking at that circle on your wrist. Of course, watches are far from extinct, so this is still a common gesture. Without a watch, we can mimic the action of looking at a watch to suggest that we’re in a rush, the person we’re talking to needs to hurry up, or we’re uncomfortable and want to leave.

After the advent of mobile phones, this gesture became reaching into one’s pockets and holding a phone in the palm of one’s hand. For many people, phones have replaced the watch as a main timekeeping object. But where will future technologies lead this gesture? We have smart watches like Pebble and a rumored iWatch to look out for, so maybe we’ll be looking at our wrists again and the “What Time is It?” will come full circle. Will the time always be displayed in the corner of futuristic glasses? How do you think we’ll be keeping track of time?