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BobBarker
USA Fan
Bompton, Cali
Member since Nov 2012
4634 posts

re: How do you "Flip the Bird" and what are the origins?


Double with thumbs out.

And I actually know how this one originated. During one of the 100 wars between France and Britain, the French had started to cut off the middle finger of British archers, because you need the middle finger to pull back the bowstring. So when British archers would fire at the French, they would hold up their middle fingers as a taunt.






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kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
17028 posts

re: How do you "Flip the Bird" and what are the origins?


During the Hundred Years War between England and France, the English Longbow was the ultimate weapon for the English. So, whenever the French soldiers captured English archers, they would cut off their middle finger so they couldn't draw their bows anymore. Because of this practice, English archers would often taunt their French opponents (while being well out of range of any French archers due to the longbow's superiority) by extending their middle finger and yelling, "I can still pluck you!" Pluck slowly morphed into f&%k and the rest is history.





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Redbone
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Sep 2012
3154 posts

re: How do you "Flip the Bird" and what are the origins?


None of the above. The middle finger is the longest finger. Back in the day it was a the final step of feeling a girl up in the back seat of a SS396 Chevelle before getting the drawers off. Using the middle finger to give her maximum pleasure and guys maximum feeling. That evolved into showing someone the "finger" to mean fuuk you.







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DLauw
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2011
2029 posts

re: How do you "Flip the Bird" and what are the origins?


My wife uses the curled finger technique with thumb out. It looks weird because she curls her finger so tight and her fingers are so long.

I am a solo finger protruding from a fist.






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