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We3

Michael, George and Elton are a trio of identical triplets who each possess a modicum of magical ability. On the day they were born their grandmother whispered in to each babes ear the magic words that have never been repeated. I’m pretty sure all they can do is make frogs, dogs, cats, bats, certain lizards legs and wooden pegs and of course water rain from the sky but definitely not money. In the social media age this has been good for them but not great. The term one trick ponies has been bandied about for sure. The three take it in their stride however. They now have a very successful wooden peg business and most of their days are spent as they please. Clouds and silver linings and all that.

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A-OK?

Hand signals. They’re not something I’d particularly looked into previously. Once you start doing a bit of research it’s actually a pretty complicated field with the same basic gesture meaning different things in different places to different people so depending on who and where you are you this hand could potentially mean a few different things. What looks to your average British person like the ‘OK’ sign could also indicate a zero.

Apparently in most continental European countries, when the sign is placed over the nose, with the nose protruding through the O made by the thumb and forefinger, it means ‘drunk’. Furthermore in the Arab world this sign represents the evil eye, and is used as a curse, sometimes in conjunction with verbal cursing. So there you go. What you thought of as ok isn’t really. It’s all rather ambiguous. So just watch remember to watch yourself out there if you’re flashing some complicated hand signals…

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