"Screw you" is the correct answer.

This gesture teaches an extremely important lesson. This gesture is identical to the American/English gesture for 'Good Luck to you.' But it is an obscene gesture, and an American traveling in Iran would outrage people there if the American performed this gesture. In A World of Gestures, the viewer learns that we cannot assume that we know what a gesture means, even if it looks familiar to us. For this reason, when in another culture or society, we should never 'mirror' a gesture that someone presents to us--without knowing it, we could be deeply offending that person and inviting conflict.

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