第25回 Your Little Finger
Your Little Finger
Hi! Do you know the English words for each of the fingers on your hands?
First, we have the thumb. After that is your index finger, your middle finger and then finally your baby finger or your “pinkie” finger.
Do you know why your smallest finger is sometimes called your “pinkie”? Well, listen up, and I will tell you! Your little finger is NOT called a pinkie because it is small or because it is pink. Actually, the reason is that the word “pinkie” is originally from an old noun, “pink,” a very old, and not used anymore 16th-century Scottish word for “a very small person or creature; a brat; or an elf.
So, because the “pinkie” is the smallest finger on your hand, the word was used long ago as slang to describe that finger. There is your trivia for today! Hope you enjoyed it! How do you say “pinkie” in Japanese? Please tell me the next time you see me!
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