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Not all of us are familiar with sign language. It is used predominantly by the deaf and people who can hear but cannot speak. But it's not a big deal in understanding some of the hand signals. Even we use sign language like the ones in the below image in our day to day life.

One of these hand signals is different from others. Find the odd one out and state the reason why that signal is different from others.

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, this question is attracting a lot of bad answers. The trouble with odd-one-out questions is that they're very often too broad. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 12 '15 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ K is the only one that'll get you punched. $\endgroup$ – Richard Mar 12 '15 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ M is the different one and ahh I can't post an answer $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 13 '15 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ Just for the sake of my curiosity, what should have been the correct answer according to you AeJey? $\endgroup$ – Vincent Apr 17 '15 at 8:27
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The answer is...

L

because

It is the only letter that is correct in actual sign language.

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  • $\begingroup$ D also fits your reasoning $\endgroup$ – Brian J Mar 12 '15 at 13:37
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    $\begingroup$ Which sign language? Each nation has its own. $\endgroup$ – András Hummer Mar 12 '15 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ D should be pointing up to match ASL. What's shown as D is actually G. I don't know any other sign alphabets. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Mar 12 '15 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, in ASL, the letter G would have thumb extended, running parallel to index finger. Item D above isn't ASL from what I know (which isn't much beyond the alphabet ;) ) $\endgroup$ – Ditto Mar 12 '15 at 19:46
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Perhaps

K

Because

It is the only one with solely negative connotations

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  • $\begingroup$ Haha ! I also thought the same :D But even O can be considered as threatening someone to punch. $\endgroup$ – tusharmakkar08 Mar 12 '15 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ But O also has positive (non-negative) connotations, rock paper scissors for instance, or a success gesture after scoring a goal. Where as K is only (in English 'speaking' countries) an insult. $\endgroup$ – Ryan Durrant Mar 12 '15 at 10:27
  • $\begingroup$ Frequently K is used to point in countries where it doesnt have the familiar meaning. (Germany is one example) $\endgroup$ – kaine Mar 12 '15 at 10:52
  • $\begingroup$ @kaine Really? In what parts of germany? I live here 20 years and have never met anyone pointing with the "Stinkefinger" it is known everywhere as a rude gesture! $\endgroup$ – Falco Mar 12 '15 at 10:54
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    $\begingroup$ I dont know what parts (as i lived in switzerland and this was roughly 15 years ago) but i knew 2 people who defaulted to that who were orginally from germany. One (my tutor in german) said it just didn't have a negative connotation there. Maybe he meant switzerland but he was german and we lived close to the border. It is kind of hard to forget hin pointing to each word with it one the page. $\endgroup$ – kaine Mar 12 '15 at 11:01
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I think it is

L

Because

It is the only sign that cannot be done with the other hand. We all know it mean "loser" by the L shape, but if you do it with left hand, the L is reverted, losing its meaning.

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I think 'F' is answer, because you can see Thumb Up in 'N'. But when I try to make sign like 'F', it is not possible.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you suggesting that the fingers are bending backwards in F? $\endgroup$ – blakeoft Mar 12 '15 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ Both "O" and "F" use the left hand, and the rest use the right hand. $\endgroup$ – Trenin Mar 12 '15 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ "K" is as well here based on pinky/ring finger orientation with a back-facing hand. Regardless, it was an interesting thought ^^. $\endgroup$ – Xrylite Mar 12 '15 at 19:31
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I think it is

O

Because

It is the only hand signal in which all the fingers are facing west. Left when looking at the picture.

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It seems to be

F

because it is the only one that

uses the left hand instead of the right one.

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    $\begingroup$ My first thought, but K and O are done with the left hand as well. $\endgroup$ – dmg Mar 12 '15 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ Good point. Seems like I got distracted while double-checking by all the weird looks I was drawing. $\endgroup$ – Moghwyn Mar 12 '15 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ F is the only one that has to be done with the left hand though, otherwise it is a N $\endgroup$ – Bishop Mar 12 '15 at 13:41
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I think the answer would be

C

because all other hand signals

can be derived from another hand signal by moving at most ONE finger and/or doing reflection (changing hand) or rotation.

For example,

A can be derived from B, and B from A. D can be derived from H, J, or O. E can be derived from M, and M from E. F can be derived from H, I, L, N, or O. G can be derived from D, H, J, or O. H can be derived from D, F, G, K, N, or O. I can be derived from F, N, or P. J can be derived from D, G, or K. K can be derived from H, J, or O. L can be derived from F, N, or P. N can be derived from F, H, I, L, or O. O can be derived from D, F, G, H, K, or N. P can be derived from I or L.

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The answer is

D

Because

It is the only gesture which can be seen when you hold out your arms.

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I believe the answer is

N

Mainly because

If you notice the hands how we see em in the image is how we would see them if some other person was doing them and we were looking, N is the only one who would feel odd if you saw it like that ( palm looking at you instead of the back of the hand)

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