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Why is it that we say "there are five fingers on each hand", but only four of them we say finger after?

!TARD~MUFFIN! 2012/01/28 13:49:11
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Pinky finger, ring finger, middle finger, pointer finger, and thumb?
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  • Elz 2012/01/30 00:47:00
    I don't know.
    Elz
    +1
    no clue. just noticed that.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/01/29 17:54:29
    I don't know.
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    I counted my digits and starting with the left little finger, one, two, three, four, five.
    Then I started with my right hand, ten, nine, eight, seven, six.
    I added up the five from the left hand and the six from the right hand and the total comes to eleven.
  • Stonecipher 2012/01/29 17:01:34
    Hahaha thumb finger! X-P
    Stonecipher
    +1
    Thumber? lol
  • justagudguy~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/29 16:50:25
  • ♥Rhona Angel♥ 2012/01/28 15:56:22
    Hahaha thumb finger! X-P
    ♥Rhona Angel♥
  • Reality-Check 2012/01/28 14:57:35
    The english language is messed up...
    Reality-Check
    +1
    The american version of English is messed up...
  • HarryPalms 2012/01/28 14:54:34
    Hahaha thumb finger! X-P
    HarryPalms
    +1
    It are the opposable thumb(finger)s that allow us to grab stuff. It's a special thumbfinger.
  • Ron in ... HarryPalms 2012/01/29 17:56:55
    Ron in Oregon
    Maybe it is called opposable thumb....what say you.
  • Pamu 2012/01/28 14:30:41
    Hahaha thumb finger! X-P
    Pamu
    +1
    Thumb is a very special finger and complimentary to all for doing any thing so as to give grip.
  • TasselLady 2012/01/28 14:03:00
    Hahaha thumb finger! X-P
    TasselLady
    +1
    Because the thumb has a double purpose. It's a finger and it's a thumb. The other fingers don't do the same that the thumb does. Therefore, the thumb is technically not a finger even though we say it is. I'm sure some scientists will show up and dispute everything I say.
  • Laura Lovegood 2012/01/28 13:55:04
  • !TARD~M... Laura L... 2012/01/28 13:59:36
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    It's been boggling around in my brain for a while...
  • Laura L... !TARD~M... 2012/01/28 14:02:07
  • !TARD~M... Laura L... 2012/01/28 14:09:40
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    :P it's silly. :)
  • Laura L... !TARD~M... 2012/01/28 14:10:36
  • Lucas 2012/01/28 13:52:37
  • !TARD~M... Lucas 2012/01/28 13:58:13
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    Hahahaha :P if you say so.
  • Lucas !TARD~M... 2012/01/28 13:59:38
    Lucas
    +1
    Yeah I do, but I couldn't think of one 4 ring finger.
  • !TARD~M... Lucas 2012/01/28 14:01:15 (edited)
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    Yea. That one's really lazy.. It doesn't do anything other than hold rings.
  • Lucas !TARD~M... 2012/01/28 14:02:05
    Lucas
    +1
    HaHa! I know. :)

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