The middle finger is associated with the penis and showing it to someone is meant as a sign of disrespect. The practice dates back thousands of years.Continue Reading
The gesture is completed by curling the other fingers around at either side to represent the testicles. It is also known as "flipping the bird." The sound of birds has long been associated with taunting, and the term came into use in the 1960s.
The connection between the middle finger and phallus is first mentioned in Aristophanes play "The Clouds," and the first known example of showing the middle finger as disrespect comes from Green philosopher Diogenes to an orator named Demosthenes in the fourth century B.C.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
The five fingers of a typical human hand are the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger and baby finger. The baby finger is often referred to as the pinky.Full Answer >
Scissors are used by first holding them properly, with the thumb holding one blade and the middle finger holding another; resting the scissors on the ring finger. The scissors are held in the dominant hand, while the object to be cut should be in the subdominant hand.Full Answer >
There are several variances of the D chord, but the simplest one can be played by placing the index finger on the second fret of the third string, the middle finger on the second fret of the first string and the ring finger on the third fret of the second string. In this chord setting, the fifth and the sixth strings are not to be played.Full Answer >
Common signs of disrespect include ignoring someone, disobedience, lingering eye contact, yawning, gossip and discrimination. Other signs are swearing, condescension and rolling of the eyes. These behaviors allude to the disrespect that underlies each action.Full Answer >