# Find the odd one out: Hand signals [closed]

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.

• 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. Mar 12, 2015 at 19:54
• K is the only one that'll get you punched. Mar 12, 2015 at 20:01
• M is the different one and ahh I can't post an answer
– Alex
Mar 13, 2015 at 16:07
• Just for the sake of my curiosity, what should have been the correct answer according to you AeJey? Apr 17, 2015 at 8:27

L

because

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

• D also fits your reasoning Mar 12, 2015 at 13:37
• Which sign language? Each nation has its own. Mar 12, 2015 at 15:29
• D should be pointing up to match ASL. What's shown as D is actually G. I don't know any other sign alphabets. Mar 12, 2015 at 15:44
• 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 ;) ) Mar 12, 2015 at 19:46

Perhaps

K

Because

It is the only one with solely negative connotations

• Haha ! I also thought the same :D But even O can be considered as threatening someone to punch. Mar 12, 2015 at 10:17
• 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. Mar 12, 2015 at 10:27
• Frequently K is used to point in countries where it doesnt have the familiar meaning. (Germany is one example) Mar 12, 2015 at 10:52
• @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! Mar 12, 2015 at 10:54
• 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. Mar 12, 2015 at 11:01

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.

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.

• Are you suggesting that the fingers are bending backwards in F? Mar 12, 2015 at 13:11
• Both "O" and "F" use the left hand, and the rest use the right hand. Mar 12, 2015 at 17:29
• "K" is as well here based on pinky/ring finger orientation with a back-facing hand. Regardless, it was an interesting thought ^^. Mar 12, 2015 at 19:31

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.

It seems to be

F

because it is the only one that

uses the left hand instead of the right one.

• My first thought, but K and O are done with the left hand as well.
– dmg
Mar 12, 2015 at 9:30
• Good point. Seems like I got distracted while double-checking by all the weird looks I was drawing. Mar 12, 2015 at 9:45
• F is the only one that has to be done with the left hand though, otherwise it is a N Mar 12, 2015 at 13:41

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.

D

Because

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