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    History Of The Middle Finger!

    The History of the Middle Finger

    Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and now that

    I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent

    friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history

    more fun when you know something about it?

    Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating

    victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of

    all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would

    be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and

    therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This

    famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew

    tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking

    the yew" (or "pluck yew").



    Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major

    upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle

    fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck

    yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult

    consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a

    labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in

    conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the

    pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the

    symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."



    IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH

    TODAY!



    And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    just curious.... if by some unanticipated, freakish event or circumstance the middle finger was summairly excised from the hand then what would one to do in regard to the urge to display this infamous "sign"?
    Would this be similiar to the Zen gesture of "one hand clapping"?

    I mean, aside from NOT being able to "Pluck Yew!"::rasta::crazy1:good news
    Last edited by coontie; 04-22-2008 at 08:58 PM.
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by peregrine View Post
    The History of the Middle Finger

    Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and now that

    I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent

    friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history

    more fun when you know something about it?

    Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating

    victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of

    all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would

    be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and

    therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This

    famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew

    tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking

    the yew" (or "pluck yew").



    Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major

    upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle

    fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck

    yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult

    consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a

    labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in

    conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the

    pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the

    symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."



    IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH

    TODAY!



    And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing
    Interesting bit of history there Peregrine. Thanks, I have passed it on to quite a few. Sounds like the possible making of a new thread " Tibits of ancient History " maybe. or " Little known facts of History "

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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    well, probably another scam from "ancient history", or perhaps some idiot just dreamed this up recently. I have heard this "tale" before. It is really so much BULLSHIT in that it doesn't make sense that they would just excise the middle finger of the hand of these archers, THEN... release them back to their folk. i would think even though they had been so mutilated they could still fight and would really be seeking vengance then because of this cruel, barbaric treatment. Besides, as accomplished archers they could still pull a bow. Why not just execute them outright! That would solve all problems.
    Anyhow... "pluck yew and your pheasant feathers"!:judges::crazy1::freak3::rotz::rasta:
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    You need to lighten up...your becoming a bore!!!!
    I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    I think, when people were teaching the deaf to speak, you know the first teachers. They wanted to express their angery and said, if you put up your middle fingers that mean ( #$%$#@@ ) so that is where the profanity word came. But in all reality the middle finger is just the middle fingers and the ( F ) word has been taken out of context, as we know when people supposedly swear that word actually means to HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOUSE and it is not a PROFANE word. But people have used it in other terms and to mean they sound really stupid because that F word does not mean what they say.

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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy View Post
    I think, when people were teaching the deaf to speak, you know the first teachers. They wanted to express their angery and said, if you put up your middle fingers that mean ( #$%$#@@ ) so that is where the profanity word came. But in all reality the middle finger is just the middle fingers and the ( F ) word has been taken out of context, as we know when people supposedly swear that word actually means to HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOUSE and it is not a PROFANE word. But people have used it in other terms and to mean they sound really stupid because that F word does not mean what they say.
    you are absolutely correct... Fuck is a legitimate not profane word which suggest sexual intercourse. It is germaic in origin and is a old word. As well "Frig" means the same and is Norwegian. The day of the week Friday is actually taken from Frigday from one of the ancient Norse Goddesses of fertility. In astrology Friday is ruled by the Goddess Venus. United States people are the most uptight sexually, including considering certain words as vulgar and profane, when in fact they are perfectly legitimate words from other languages that were bought to America by immigrants.
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by peregrine View Post
    You need to lighten up...your becoming a bore!!!!
    NOT IN ANY SENSE AS YOU ARE TWERP... get bak to your mindless "last one to post wins" thread. That suits your mentalioty perfectly!:crazy1::judges::yelcutelaughA:::rasta::argue:
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    NOT IN ANY SENSE AS YOU ARE TWERP... get bak to your mindless "last one to post wins" thread. That suits your mentalioty perfectly!:crazy1::judges::yelcutelaughA:::rasta::argue:
    I'll drink to that...!!...Your not all that sharp either..bozo!!! Didn't they teach you to spell in school?? bak...whats that?, mentalioty...did you just make that up??? The closest word I could find is mentalism(belief that everything exists in the mind) but of course you would need a mind to grasp that, now wouldn't you?????
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Are you arguing with yourself again?!
    Geeeeezzzz.

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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by SunniOne View Post
    Are you arguing with yourself again?!
    Geeeeezzzz.
    Depends...who are you talking to?????
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    The obvious symbolism of the infamous "hand-sign" seems very obvious - considering that hand signals are often more appropriate, effective and sufficent than verbal communication, seeing as how the human voice only carries so far, depending upon circumstances, such as "over-noise", behind barriers such as windows and great distances. Also, it can be communicated discreetly [?] and silently to that individual for which intended, as well as any casual "by-stander observers".
    Saying that, let us examine the ACTUAL implied meaning of this particular sign/signal. Since it is obviously a "model" of the typical protruding, erect male-member with the usual, typical attached accessories. It obviously implies, signals by the originating individual of the symbol their desire to engage with the receiving/observing individual, or casual bystanders, that this individual desires to engage in a romantic tryst, often spontaneously and under some of the most peculiar circumstances, often in public, while in traffic or in pedestrian cross-walks and so on.:bunny:
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    The obvious symbolism of the infamous "hand-sign" seems very obvious - considering that hand signals are often more appropriate, effective and sufficent than verbal communication, seeing as how the human voice only carries so far, depending upon circumstances, such as "over-noise", behind barriers such as windows and great distances. Also, it can be communicated discreetly [?] and silently to that individual for which intended, as well as any casual "by-stander observers".
    Saying that, let us examine the ACTUAL implied meaning of this particular sign/signal. Since it is obviously a "model" of the typical protruding, erect male-member with the usual, typical attached accessories. It obviously implies, signals by the originating individual of the symbol their desire to engage with the receiving/observing individual, or casual bystanders, that this individual desires to engage in a romantic tryst, often spontaneously and under some of the most peculiar circumstances, often in public, while in traffic or in pedestrian cross-walks and so on.:bunny:
    you have too much time on your hands...I think most people just use the finger in anger to say off!! I'm usually not smiling so I doubt that I'm asking for sex!!!!
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Hey...Coontie......





    hahahahaha.....:

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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by carolinahound View Post
    Hey...Coontie......





    hahahahaha.....:
    well, I left off on my comments regarding the infamous finger sign by saying that I always thought it odd that males were using this sign obviously directed at other males. You know what this makes these males don't you? Plain and simple. ******S!:nervouss::judges:: Regarding females doing so to males, I must say they are very frustrated and up tight most of the time - for instance, obviously peregrine...:
    Seems like they are not being properly taken care of by the one that usually satisfies such matters. If no convienent male, or weirdo female is not availaqble, well there's always the vibrator. As for you hound, you know where you can stick it! Sucking up to peregrine eh? hahahahahaha. As of now, both of you scums are on my ignore list!::crazy1::2gunsfiring_v1:
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    Re: History Of The Middle Finger!

    Quote Originally Posted by coontie View Post
    As of now, both of you scums are on my ignore list!::crazy1::2gunsfiring_v1:
    Well, I just can't express to you how much that breaks my heart.:1crysad::ylsuper:

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