Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:27 AM
Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:30 AM
i would say that a thumb is a thumb and a finger..(it is, after all, the greatest multitasker since the tongue) can it really be relegated to one name? should we really be pigeonhole-ing it into this form of denotation? can it not be one without the other? ergo making "thumb" and "finger" mutually exclusive?
i say NAE let the thumb be a finger and a thumb! do not try to force your oppressive naming conventions upon the glorious appendage that is the thumb! let it be free to "thumb" through the pages of life, for if you make it angry it may give you "the finger" and "thumb a ride" leaving you with no way to hold your toilet paper!
(p.s. for anyone who has no idea what a phalange is http://www.bartleby.com/107/56.html)
Edited by dsenette, 07 August 2006 - 07:32 AM.
Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:08 AM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:39 PM
*dsenette kills sari and hides the body
*James_8970 finds the body and chases dsenette down the street
Edited by james_8970, 08 August 2006 - 09:40 PM.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:13 PM
the freeing of the hands from their walking requirements—still so crucial for apes today, which in its turn was one of the consequences of the gradual pithecanthropoid and anthropoid adoption of the erect bipedal walking gait.
I think people needed to call this opposable finger something other than a finger. It is unique in that it is the only one that has a 90° rotation ability. You really can't call it a finger.
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