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Old 12-28-2006, 04:05 PM
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^^I think I know that guy for real!!! LOL He went to my high school.

Anyways, both our fraternity and sorority have handsigns(both scriptural in meaning)



The females are holding up the sign language for love and the light skinned dude at the bottom is making Eagle wings with his hands(because the frat is called Eagles, Isaiah 40:31)


ETA: the girls with the those Iotas are the Iota Sweethearts
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:09 PM
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ETA: the girls with the those Iotas are the Iota Sweethearts
I know...
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:13 AM
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Most Asian Greeks have hand signs as well.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:21 AM
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here's a link to a previous thread regarding handsigns

i love seeing how a lot of the handsigns are the same, but slightly different - obviously they will have different meanings to each org.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:27 PM
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Post Hand signs started with gangs.

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I'd rather not read the whole thread, I only wanted to clear up one statement that was made nothing more nothing less. new or not, dont compare hand signs to gangs signs. Nuff Said!!!! "A wise man said don't argue with fools, cause people from a distance can't tell who is who".
Hand signs are most definitely considered a symbol of gang membership. It's a "gansta" thing, ask any policeman if you don't believe it. God only knows why middle-class college kids would emulate such behavior. Just don't give those signs in neighborhoods like South Central L.A. or East New York in Brooklyn.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:38 AM
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on our campus a lot of the organizations do handsigns. most people just blow it off, and don't really get it. i know ours has a lot of meaning to us, and most people don't know what it means. most of the other greeks on our campus have the same things. the handsigns are not necesarilly our letters, but they are just something that has to do with the org.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:59 PM
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Fianally, Iota Phi Theta and their...um..."fans" I guess, i dont know what to call them, they arent greek though


LMAO @ the Iota Sweethearts being called fans...i'ma use that now...

damn, iotas do really exist??? this is like seeing footage of bigfoot or the lockness monster...hard to come by...





ya'll know its true!!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:27 AM
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Damn, y ppl gotta hate on the Iotas so much??? Even if it is playing around, it'd drive me nuts if I were them.

The only Iotas I know hold their shit down on LOCK (hehehehehe).
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:54 AM
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Hand signs are most definitely considered a symbol of gang membership. It's a "gansta" thing, ask any policeman if you don't believe it. God only knows why middle-class college kids would emulate such behavior. Just don't give those signs in neighborhoods like South Central L.A. or East New York in Brooklyn.
Hand signs do not begin or end with gangs, and I know plenty of Greek police officers who wouldn't tell you it's a "gangsta" thing. Are you real? Are you ever Greek?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:58 AM
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Damn, y ppl gotta hate on the Iotas so much??? Even if it is playing around, it'd drive me nuts if I were them.

The only Iotas I know hold their shit down on LOCK (hehehehehe).
The Iotas I know have thick skin and let their accomplishments speak for themselvses. They don't even respond to negative comments.

I think it has to do with the building of tradition instead of resting upon it.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:01 PM
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Hand signs do not begin or end with gangs, and I know plenty of Greek police officers who wouldn't tell you it's a "gangsta" thing. Are you real? Are you ever Greek?
Right. Just like bandanas and dark sunglasses didn't start with certain gangs. It's just on a "gang checklist."
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:42 PM
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Right. Just like bandanas and dark sunglasses didn't start with certain gangs. It's just on a "gang checklist."
Correct. It doesn't matter where hand-signs started (probably in prisons). It's now associated with gangs. Any policeman who doesn't know that needs to go back to the police academy for a refresher course.

(Off-topic, but how do you folks get the Greek letters into your signatures. I don't see a greek font in the signature drop-down????)
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:02 PM
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(probably in prisons)
No and it's a good idea to not make assumptions to support your argument.

We should speak out against sports teams because dressing alike and doing things in groups that can end up in violence is NOW associated with gangs, too.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:03 PM
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Correct. It doesn't matter where hand-signs started (probably in prisons). It's now associated with gangs. Any policeman who doesn't know that needs to go back to the police academy for a refresher course.

(Off-topic, but how do you folks get the Greek letters into your signatures. I don't see a greek font in the signature drop-down????)
Pick a font, any font and then change the font name to "symbol" instead of "arial" or whatever.
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:10 PM
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We don't have an official hand sign but I've seen a few chapters do this, and mine does as well. You make an L shape with your thumb and index finger of both hands and tilt them towards eachother until your index fingers are crossing. This forms the letters chi and omega.
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