[ θˈʌmzˈʌps], [ θˈʌmzˈʌps], [ θ_ˈʌ_m_z_ˈʌ_p_s]
How to use "Thumbs-ups" in context?
Thumbs-ups, how we use them, what they mean and why we say "thumbs-up"
The use and meaning of thumbs-ups has become pervasive in modern society. The gesture, typically used as a sign of approval, is often seen as an innocuous way to show support. But what is the history of thumbs-ups?
Thumbs-ups have their roots in the military. During World War II, the American military adopted the sign to indicate that a soldier was OK. Shortly thereafter, it spread to civilian life.
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