It's one of the greatest insults known to man. No, it's not swearing or — gasp — saying you don't like someone's outfit.
It's giving the middle finger, also known as flipping the bird or the one-finger salute. Whatever you want to call it, the translation is pretty clear. It's used when you want to tell someone off with your hands, like when someone betrays you or a driver cuts you off.
But when did it become so offensive? Here, we take a look back through history.