We’ve all had that one incident on the road where someone cuts you off or things aren’t going the way you want on the roads, you took your anger out by throwing up the middle finger!
The middle finger was that universal hand sign to let someone one else know they messed up or pissed you off. The middle finger given showed your disapproval of the situation on the road. Gen Z’er’s are now using another finger to show their disapproval. They’re throwing a big thumb’s-down instead!
They’re saying by throwing a thumbs-down, it makes more of a statement of disapproval than the middle finger. We’ve all used a “thumbs-down” emoji on social accounts. Showing our disapproval of a post, video, or photo. Most of us use it to spite a person who posted. That in turn will upset the original poster. So now they’re taking the hand motion to the streets!
If you don’t think the thumbs-down emoji or hand signal has any backing, think again. Apparently on TikTok, the hashtag #ThumbsDown has gotten over sixteen-million views and growing! So it’s known that when you get a thumbs-down of any kind, you’re being disapproved on. That will trigger people!
Using a thumbs-down hand signal has more power to make people feel disapproved or rejected because it’s opposing signal, the thumbs-up was usually used to tell someone sarcastically that they’re being rude or hostile. So the Gen Z’s have stopped using the thumbs-up signal and flipping it upside down!
Are you one that will still throw the middle finger up on the roads? Or will you shift with the times and start throwing the thumbs-down instead? Either way, you’re sure to still piss off someone on the road with it or at least show them your disapproval of their actions on the road!
We have more on this story and others in today’s edition of a Few Things You Should Know!
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