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 Middle finger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The middle finger (or the long finger) is the third digit of the human hand and usually the longest finger, located between the index finger and the ring finger.
The finger, a vulgar gesture involving the middle finger.
It is also called the third finger, digitus medius, digitus tertius, or digitus III in anatomy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_finger   (204 words)

  
 Pentix - Index Spin Normal
The middle finger should not be folded parallel to the other fingers, but rather upwards or closer to the index finger.
Continue folding your middle finger to allow the front end of the pen to pass freely (1).
But this time continue the folding action of the middle finger towards the palm of your hand (in other words, to your right).
www.pentrix.com /pentix/tricks/IndexSpinNormal.html   (651 words)

  
 Galileo's Finger
Galileo's finger is on display at the Museo di Storia del Scienza in Italy.
Subsequently the finger was acquired by Angelo M. Bandini, the librarian of the Biblioteca Laurenziana and was exhibited for a long period in this library.
For more information on the finger and other Galileo's artifacts, see the Institute and Museum of the History of Science Home Page in Florence, Italy.
www2.jpl.nasa.gov /galileo/finger.html   (115 words)

  
 Power Line: The Raspberry Statement
As to the notion of the middle finger as the equivalent of the indispensable superpower, please.
The middle finger anchors every function that the hand performs and is the key to all of the fingers working together efficiently and effectively.
Nooyi's listeners knows that the middle finger is not in any sense "the key to all the fingers working together efficiently and effectively" but rather a very definite, very American, symbol of something else.
powerlineblog.com /archives/010492.php#010492   (2446 words)

  
 Ways to Lose Your Finger
The very act of raising a middle finger not only produces a full fledged insult, but also creates a complex physiologic response in the body which can alter the chemistry of both the sender and recipient.
The middle finger is a sacred digit that should be protected by any means.
During the Middle Ages, anyone suspected of carrying the disease was forced to abandon their friends and families and live in a secluded leper colony.
www.ooze.com /finger/html/medical.html   (2372 words)

  
 "In Search of the Heroes": Tragedy to Triumph--Helen Keller
D -- A lower case "d" formed with the thumb and middle finger touching to form the circle at the lower end of the "d," the index finger extended upward to form the stem, and the other fingers curled out of the way.
H -- As with the "G", but with three fingers--index, middle and thumb--pointed off to the side.
K -- Index and middle fingers pointed upward with the thumb positioned between them, and the other two fingers curled against the palm.
www.graceproducts.com /keller/finger.html   (960 words)

  
 DCForum+ Version 1.1 - Viewing topic #3437 - Middle finger, free stroke
One finger is moved to play a note and returned to the string, then another finger plays a note and returned to the string, and so on.
The fingers that stay resting on the strings should be resting as lightly as possible.
The third finger or "a" needs to be free of tension or it will follow "m" and play when it shouldn't.
www.guitarprinciples.com /dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=2&topic_id=3437&mesg_id=3437&page=6   (1029 words)

  
 History of The Finger
It was still known, but the Catholic Church frowned upon its use, as the middle finger was supposed to be holy in the Mass.
The finger, or convicium facio (meaning, I provoke an argument) was a "natural expression of scorn and contempt." Although he thought it was horrid to use, the deaf might have had no better way to express themselves after someone dumped the contents of a chamber pot on them in the street.
It has been argued by anthropologists that the finger is a a variant of a classic "phallic aggressive" gesture used by primates.
www.ooze.com /finger/html/history.html   (887 words)

  
 The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "the finger"?
Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore [soldiers would] be incapable of fighting in the future.
In another of his books Morris describes a variety of sexual insults involving the middle finger, such as the "middle-finger down prod," the "middle-finger erect," etc., all of which are different from the classic middle-finger jerk.
The "one-finger salute," or at any rate sexual gestures involving the middle finger, are thousands of years old.
www.straightdope.com /classics/a980904.html   (505 words)

  
 Raised Middle Finger Is Ancient Gesture
The middle finger was used by the Aztecs to plant corn in the 12th century...Thus when one extended that finger it was recognized as the universal symbol for prosperity and rebirth.
Often, the middle finger is used among friends, either to tease or express mild annoyance, says Matt Meyers, a 23-year-old New Yorker who works as an administrative assistant at a bank.
It was once common to cut off the middle finger of your enemys captured archers making it hard to draw their bow.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/850029/posts   (2190 words)

  
 See what the "middle finger" actually means~ - iFDG -> Forums
I heard from my history teacher that the middle finger was used by the British with their long bows that they used the middle finger for stabilizing the arrow.
So they came up with the idea of taunting the French by raising their middle fingers as a way of saying, "Haha you don't have my middle finger." Quite different than having it mean the F-word in a nutshell.
My old latin teacher in high school told me that the middle finger was a kind of salute soldiers gave to their general.
www.ifdg.net /forum/index.php?showtopic=11664   (907 words)

  
 Middle Finger Promotion - Music may benefit the elderly
Middle Finger Promotion - Music may benefit the elderly
www.angelfire.com /freak/middlefingerpromo   (9 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan
Being the middle finger and giving the middle finger to others means getting middle fingered right back - whether it be by Osama bin Laden and his cohorts striking at the heart of the US, American soldiers dying in Iraq or a security psychosis most visible at airports.
It's also important to note that Nooyi is a woman, and giving someone the "middle finger" is more of a man thing to do - unless the woman happens to be a Madonna or a Britney Spears looking to excite a male crowd at a concert, not an audience of management students.
The US is the middle finger, the cowboy, the most powerful - the one country that can dictate freedom and democracy to others.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/GE25Df04.html   (1053 words)

  
 Roger Search Results. Roadside America
(Middle Finger Salute: Aspen, CO Directions: Driving away from Aspen,(on right hand side of road) between Woody Creek and Old Snowmass.
Sorry to spoil part of a good story, but the "finger salute" on Hwy 82 near Aspen is not the home of Hunter Thompson.
The rooftop with the finger belongs to none other than hunter s.
www.roadsideamerica.com /roger/QueryTips.php3?tip.AttractionName=finger&tip.Town=Aspen&Tip.State=CO   (231 words)

  
 The Legal History of Flipping the Bird / Middle Finger
One shows a foot-high Calvin of the Calvin and Hobbes strip sticking up his middle finger while he urinates on the names of the driver's ex-girlfriend, her husband and their daughter.
The brewery argues that because the frog only had four fingers, it couldn't be raising the middle one.
It rules, "It would be a rare person who would be turned on by the display of a middle finger or the language it represents."
www.chiprowe.com /articles/legal-history-finger.html   (960 words)

  
 Did You Know That....? : THE ONE-FINGER SALUTE
It is also because of the feathers on the arrows that the gesture, holding up the lone middle finger, is known as "giving the bird".
Since it is impossible to draw the longbow without the third finger it would therefore, render the men incapable of using a longbow in the future.
The famous longbow was made from the wood of the Yew tree, whereby the act of drawing the longbow was known as to 'pluck yew'.
www.rencentral.com /jul_aug_vol1/onefinger.shtml   (491 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - They're flipping out over Simon's finger
By the time he woke up Wednesday, he was in the middle of "the finger controversy," as Seacrest called it on his syndicated talk show.
Barrino then huffed over to host Ryan Seacrest, and as they chatted, the camera cut to Cowell, his middle finger prominently propping up his head as he gazed at the onstage antics.
Last year, Cowell came under fire for rubbing his eye with his middle finger after Seacrest had gotten in a dig at him.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2004-03-24-idol-simon-finger_x.htm   (478 words)

  
 Difficulty with Middle Finger - Fencing.Net Discussion
For some strange reason, my middle finger on my right hand refuses to come up in the morning from its sleeping position (when I sleep, my hand is closed in a loosely closed fist, with the fingers on my hand touching the palm).
After forcing it up, my finger is totally free in movement and it does not bother me for the rest of the day, when I'm fencing, writing, typing, etc etc. However, if I bend my middle finger -all the way down- and leave it like that, the problem will return.
You may feel discomfort farther up the finger when it's straightened, but the real problems at the base of the finger.
www.fencing.net /forums/showthread.php?threadid=12157   (766 words)

  
 The Diary of Spexial: MIDDLE FINGER MONDAY!
3 middle fingers to Kung Pao(again) 1 because the fuckin french manicure he gave me is fucked up, 2 he never told me the secret to keeping the white part from fuckin up 3 because i have to go and get them done again because they look like fuckin hell....dammit....
it's middle finger monday already again-where does the time go?i think it may be on blogging.
big middle finger to the hollywood asswipes for making a movie based on that stupid TV show "Pukes of Hazzard" and the chucklehead who ran the movie trailer for that shit TWICE yesterday at the theater.
spexializm.blogspot.com /2005/08/middle-finger-monday.html   (680 words)

  
 Judging Simon's Finger - Mar 24, 2004 - E! Online News
The Website said Cowell's extended middle finger "came during a heated exchange with fellow judge Paula Abdul." A check of the tape, though, shows Cowell's offending digit came into camera view on two occasions, neither of which involved Abdul, and neither of which involved a "heated exchange."
And besides, Cowell might argue, sometimes a middle finger is just a middle finger--except, of course, in Britain (from whence he hails) where the middle finger is actually the ol' "two-finger salute."
Fox did not specifically comment on the Drudge story, which included a mention that Cowell has been asked by producers to mind his finger manners on future shows.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,13773,00.html   (830 words)

  
 Pepsi...The Choice of the Angry Generation - (CEO gives middle finger to America!)
And equating the USA to the extended middle finger brings her address down into the partisan mud slinging and ignorant, uncouth behavior that she seems to decry.
While Indra Nooyi stood at that podium and wagged her finger at the petulant American business community, while she bemoaned American etiquette while abroad she used the vulgar example of "the middle finger" in her analogy.
Indra Nooyi chose as her "hook" an analogy of the five fingers of the hand as representing the five major continents.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-bloggers/1412025/posts   (1840 words)

  
 Tennessee Guerilla Women: Bush's Hostile Middle Finger
The White House actually called Americablog to say that it wasn’t Bush’s ‘hostile' middle finger that the world saw extended on Jay Leno, rather it was his elongated thumb.
Even with the palm turned outward, part of your hand (the part extending down from the index finger) is visible to the left of the upraised finger.If you look closely at the picture, this is exactly what you see when you look at President Bush’s hand.
The index finger goes up and the rest of the hand is all on the right.
guerillawomentn.blogspot.com /2005/07/bushs-hostile-middle-finger.html   (738 words)

  
 IMSS - Multimedia Catalogue - Instrument - IV.10 Middle finger of Galileo’s right hand
IMSS - Multimedia Catalogue - Instrument - IV.10 Middle finger of Galileo’s right hand
The finger was detached from the body by Anton Francesco Gori on March 12, 1737, when Galileo's remains were moved from the original grave to the monumental tomb built on the initiative of Vincenzo Viviani.
The finger became the property of Angelo Maria Bandini and was long exhibited at the Biblioteca Laurenziana.
brunelleschi.imss.fi.it /genscheda.asp?appl=SIM&xsl=catalogo&indice=54&lingua=ENG&chiave=404010   (188 words)

  
 flip off.
it breached over to our other friends and after a while we figured it'd be funny to have a middle finger gallery to display on our site, and hence this page has been created.
www.theplainjane.com /flip_off.html   (113 words)

  
 RJL Software - Software - Entertainment - The Finger
Launch The Finger on an unsuspecting user and watch their reaction when the cursor changes to the middle finger and then back to normal again.
To stop The Finger from changing the mouse cursor, simply move the mouse cursor to the top left corner of the screen and it will restore your mouse cursor and close.This is a must have joke program for the serious prankster.
By default The Finger runs hidden in Windows and will switch the mouse cursor to a finger every 5 seconds, but you can configure how often the cursor will change by passing the word "setup" on the command line.
www.rjlsoftware.com /software/entertainment/finger   (284 words)

  
 GESTURES
Was that the fist with the raised middle finger?
Other gestures, like the middle finger one and the "umbrella"* (we call it "sleeve cut") are widely used.
This seems to be much less common nowadays though, with the middle finger on it's own coming into greater use.
www.lcdf.org /~eddietwo/xwrits/GESTURES   (2754 words)

  
 WOEXP: 269 - Passive right middle finger movement
Deciding whether pairs or visual stimuli were the same or not indicating by pressing one of two buttons with the index or the middle finger of their right hand.
Key press with right index or middle finger based on which of two images was member of a previously seen pair.
Passive repetitive flexion-extension movement of the right middle finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint every 0.5 second by a servo-motor accompanied by a beep versus rest with listening to beeps.
hendrix.imm.dtu.dk /services/jerne/brede/WOEXP_269.html   (1351 words)

  
 Jacob's Ladder String Figure Family
Close middle finger over the string by inserting the tip of the middle finger into its own loop over the string.
Release little fingers from their loops (this is most easily done with the opposite hand).
Little fingers remain hooked over their string and pointing towards you.
www.darsie.net /string/jacob.html   (1366 words)

  
 FUH2 Fuck You And Your H2
So while our brothers and sisters are off in the Middle East risking their lives to secure America's fossil fuel future, H2 drivers are pissing away our "spoils of victory" during each trip to the grocery store.
Based on G.M.'s optimistic claim that it gets13 mpg, an H2 will produce 3.4 metric tons of carbon emissions in a typical year, nearly double that of G.M.'s Chevrolet Malibu sedan.
Hummer isn't even required to publish its fuel economy (owners indicate that they get around 10 mpg for normal use).
www.fuh2.com   (268 words)

  
 Bush's Middle Finger
I use that same finger to punch that chad out for John Kerry on my ballot come Nov.
George Bush gives us the one finger victory salute....
By the way, to my dear friends and family, if you think voting for Bush this election is a good idea...
homepage.mac.com /knarley/iblog/B1286550043/C15364514/E875914640   (95 words)

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