>>> Maybe I should stop shopping at Wal Mart.I can do my food shopping at
>>> the Piggly Wiggly food store at Westland Plaza,one and a half miles
>>> East behind doggy's couch.As for other thingys,there is Metocenter
>>> Mall just across Highway 80 from me and lots of all kinds of other
>>> stores near me. cuhulin
>> Do shop somewhere else because if you shop at Walmart you're supporting
> Just as bad, or worse, is TARGET. Not only fags, but FRENCH fags!
The 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
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."
IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH TODAY!
And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing!