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HFM 124 | The Origin of “The Finger”: Why Do We Call it The Bird?

Released Monday, 6th July 2015
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We’ve all done it in moments of anger. But why do we use our middle finger to express anger? And why do we call it “the bird.” Suggestions range from The Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to Ancient Rome. We find out the history everyone’s favorite one-finger salute in this episode.

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