History Of The Middle Finger  

goddessofbitches 42M/34F
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8/17/2006 6:52 pm

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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."

Stay tuned for more History with

HOW IT BECAME KNOWN AS GIVING HEAD

HUGS~~~MANDY


Always The Bitch


abitcrazy4sex 46M
1335 posts
8/17/2006 7:22 pm

interesting , thanks !


norprin5 56M

8/17/2006 8:48 pm



i just knew that if i hung around long enough, i'd learn somethin'

King Nor XVIII


Glimmer_Man06 48M
3308 posts
8/18/2006 7:23 am

Damn, History is fun when you learn with Mandy. Teach me more!

Glad to see you return by the way!

Hugs

Chris



They say a woman ages like fine wine...

...mine ages like milk!


SweetDarlinAngel 41F
2996 posts
8/18/2006 9:14 am

Goddess~
Even without history, you're always teaching me something.
~SDA

~Angel


SweetDarlinAngel 41F
2996 posts
8/18/2006 12:19 pm

*kiss*
Sweet Goddess For Mandy


~Angel


goddessofbitches 42M/34F

8/18/2006 12:57 pm

Glad you thought so. Now, are you ready for the next lesson?

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


goddessofbitches 42M/34F

8/18/2006 12:58 pm

    Quoting norprin5:


    i just knew that if i hung around long enough, i'd learn somethin'
Oh I promise you will learn a lot more than that sweet cheeks.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


goddessofbitches 42M/34F

8/18/2006 12:59 pm

    Quoting Glimmer_Man06:
    Damn, History is fun when you learn with Mandy. Teach me more!

    Glad to see you return by the way!

    Hugs

    Chris


Chris,

I believe that teaching was the one thing in life I was ment to do. Although, I just don't think that teaching in a classroom was ment for me. I like it somewhere more personal, like in a bedroom.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


goddessofbitches 42M/34F

8/18/2006 1:02 pm

    Quoting SweetDarlinAngel:
    Goddess~
    Even without history, you're always teaching me something.
    ~SDA
Isn't that the truth.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


Theflinkychick 107F

8/18/2006 1:26 pm

I'd been watching for your return and I somehow missed your grand entrance... I'm so glad you are back... thanks for the history lesson, sweetie...

Not all who wander are lost.


abitcrazy4sex 46M
1335 posts
8/18/2006 4:31 pm

    Quoting goddessofbitches:
    Glad you thought so. Now, are you ready for the next lesson?

    HUGS~~~MANDY
more than ready


KC_JJ 55M

8/19/2006 9:39 pm

now that's my kind of history lesson

eagerly awaiting more

MMM [ MMM


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