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



Do you just extend the middle finger, stick your thumb out, or have the fancy curled fingers (looks like a SR-71 Blackbird)?

Anyone know how the Bird originated?




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


Have you not heard?


The bird is the word.



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


Thumb out





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LSUandAU
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Thumb curled in





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rantfan
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Bird bird bird.......bird is the word





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Pectus
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I like the alien approach. All fingers hidden cept the bird. You see a long slender finger...mine.





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jmcs68
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I'm a lady, so with my pinky held out.





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Mr Fusion
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Through the sunroof, as I cut off a whole line of traffic.





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theantiquetiger
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Paige, why is the end of your finger black?





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The BJ ender if I ever saw one.



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lsuwontonwrap
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Nice curtains, Paige. How long have you been a Wiccan?





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Bob Sacamano
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I always thought the bird had something to do with Napoleon cutting fingers off of people (or something like that) but I could be completely wrong about that one.


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Paige
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it's just a shadow

Wonton, how are those Wiccan?

I swear you can't even post innocent pics on here






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


Fancy curled fingers for me.





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3nOut
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quote:

Posto I always thought the bird had something to do with Napoleon cutting fingers off of people (or something like that) but I could be completely wrong about that one.


I think partially right. I believe one army would cut the middle finger off of opposing archer prisoners and they would flip the bird to mock them.

ETA:
Whoops.

Erroneous


Apparently it really does mean Up yours



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Scruffy
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I always thought the bird had something to do with Napoleon cutting fingers off of people (or something like that) but I could be completely wrong about that one.
I always heard it had something to do with archers having their middle fingers cutoff making them unable to fire a bow.






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Bob Sacamano
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quote:

I believe one army would cut the middle finger off of opposing archer prisoners and they would flip the bird to mock them.


Interesting. Makes more sense.







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