Best known in the United States for its connection in the Rock and Metal scene, it can be called by a variety of terms: devil sign, devil horns, goat horns, metal horns, metal sign, throwing the goat, evil fingers, Pommesgabel (Pommes = fries, Gabel = fork), mano cornuto, peka evil, the horns, also "Rock Fist" or more simply the "Rock On" sign. This guide is to teach you the right way to "Rock On" without looking like a
Step 1: Not to be confused with...
This is a gesture with a vulgar meaning in Mediterranean countries and a variety of meanings and uses in other cultures. Noteworthy for those traveling outside of the Americas.
The "Rock On"sign is not to be confused with the sign for "I love you" in American Sign Language, which is made by also extending the thumb, or the shaka sign used in Hawaii, which is made by extending just the thumb and little finger.
Note the picture of the female who is attempting to show how much she "loves something" with not one, but two hands. Obviously all of her love could not contain her tongue. I suppose that heart on her chest is most appropriate.
Step 2: Learn it
Simply put the "Rock On" is realized by extending the index and little finger (pinky) while holding the middle and ring fingers down with the thumb. Please note the examples by President Bush and his daughter. Both properly rock the sign. (please attempt to contain your banter)
If you are one who believes Bush isn't rocking like a rocker please compare his flawless technique to that of its alleged creator Ronnie James Dio, who is also pictured below.