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    Default Needful Finger(s)...

    Greetings, I am back. While in prison (for unpaid fines) in Germany I was able to read four Stephen King novels in English (mother language Canadian) from the prison library. Needful Things was pretty cool. It reads like a short story in long novel (Roman as they say in German) form. I really like the concept of the Shop's owner with the forefinger being longer than the middle finger. Pointing fingers and labelling people was always naughty, grandma said, however, perhaps it is not so bad having a forefinger longer than the middle finger because then the middle finger cannot be used to say F-off from a distance. A cool accent, in my opinion. Anyone else?

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    ...it's also helpful when you don't have a monkey stuck to aforementioned digit....

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    Yeah, I don't know if there was intentional symbolism there or if it was just a way to make Mr. Gaunt seem even more creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fushingfeef View Post
    Yeah, I don't know if there was intentional symbolism there or if it was just a way to make Mr. Gaunt seem even more creepy.
    ..or both..

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    Don't know if it was what Sai King was referring to but I found this info on a palmistry website.

    A long index finger indicates a natural leader.

    A short middle finger indicates a free spirit who marches to the beat of their own drum. Alternative paths seem highly attractive.

    I also read this:

    According to some myths, skin-changers have extraordinarily long forefingers.

    Don't know if this helps at all but it was interesting.

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    Well... some women believe long fingers are an indication of something else... just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn Gust View Post
    Well... some women believe long fingers are an indication of something else... just sayin'...
    Ha! We were just talking about this at work last night! Someone mentioned that it's the thumb in particular that's the indicator.

    And yeah, we spent the night looking at people's hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo*mofo View Post
    Ha! We were just talking about this at work last night! Someone mentioned that it's the thumb in particular that's the indicator.

    And yeah, we spent the night looking at people's hands.
    ...trust me, I have HUGE thumbs...and that's all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNTLGNT View Post
    ...trust me, I have HUGE thumbs...and that's all....
    Isn't that what they ALL say????

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNTLGNT View Post
    ...trust me, I have HUGE thumbs...and that's all....
    Ah, your poor... fingers... they must feel so inadequate!
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