“剪刀” means “scissors,” and “手” means “hand.” Chinese netizens use this term to refer to the V sign — a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched. During World War II, a campaign by the Western Allies to use the sign as a “V for Victory” sign proved quite effective. During the Vietnam War, in the 1960s, the V sign was widely adopted by the counterculture as a symbol of peace. Shortly thereafter, it became adopted as a gesture used in photographs. However, many Chinese netizens today think the gesture overused in photographs and silly.
Nǐ zài kàn shénme？
What are you looking at?
Wǒ nǚér hé tóngxué jítǐ chūyóu de zhàopiàn。
Snapshots of my daughter and her classmates on a day tour.
Xiǎopéngyou men hǎo xǐhuān bǐ jiǎndāoshǒu。
The kids love the V sign a lot.