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an article about the history of the middle finger
Did You Know? The History of the Middle Finger... Well, now...,.. here's something I never knew before, and now that have come to know it, feel compelled to share with 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 labiodental fricative, 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.' And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing, Now will this get past our censors' censure? - America’s best pics and videos
an image of a man in a suit and tie with the words sir christopher lee
Farewell Sir Christopher Lee
an image of the back side of a computer screen with text in different colors and sizes
Good To Know Life Hacks
an old poster shows the different types of sea animals and their names in each language
45 Mythical Creatures From Around the World [Infographic] | Daily Infographic
a handwritten diagram with the words do you need it? and other things to say
I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000
I Lived On 51% Of My Income — Saving, Shopping Ban
an old poster with electrical diagrams and instructions on the back side, including wires in different colors
Electricain Knowledge Poster
an info sheet with different types of clouds and mountains in each region, including the top ten
画像: Pendant Lights and Suspension Lamps from Reflex Lighting ...
An overview of the Greek gods of myth, the main players, from Apollo to Zeus, what they do, and how they all fit together. infografía
an illustrated poster showing different types of boats
Here's a Handy Little Guide to the World's Mythical Creatures
Here's a Handy Little Guide to the World's Mythical Creatures
the morse code is shown in black and white, with letters that appear to be made out
The Internet's Most Asked Questions
Now You Can Write Morse Code
the back cover of an article with numbers and symbols in black, white and green
14 tips that could save your life - FunSubstance
14 tips that could save your life
an airplane flying over the top of a city in red, white and blue colors
Brand Slogans and the Stories Behind Them #infographic
Brand Slogans and the Stories Behind Them #infographic #Branding #Business #Marketing
an info sheet showing the different types of aircrafts that can be seen in this image
How The World Reads #Infographic
How The World Reads #Infographic #Communication
an info sheet showing the different types of boats in the water and how they are used
The Stories Behind Country Nicknames #Infographic
The Stories Behind Country Nicknames #Infographic #Nicknames #Travel