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The history of the middle finger

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by ccavacini, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    The History Of The Middle Finger

    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 o ften 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."

    And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing!

  2. This sight is always educational.

  3. That is, in my opinion, youre best one to date CC. Did you play with army men as a child? Did you have any French soldiers? You know what I am talking about. Those were the guys with both arms straight up in the air!!!!!!! Viva la France!!!!!!! Translated...........I give up!!!!!!!!!!!!:evil: Pluck them!

    ps dont call me the next time someone invades French soil!!!!!!!!
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  4. That's rather funny!!!! Good one ccavacini!!!