The OK symbol, made by connecting the index finger and thumb in a circle,
means that everything is all right – in most of the world.
However, in at least three countries, this sign means something completely
In Japan, it means money; in France, it means something is worthless, while in Brazil it is a really rude gesture which could
land you in big trouble.
You’ll find lots of titbits concerning the English language and general knowledge about the world in Colorful Media’s new edition – 365 Days with English Matters: