Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thumbs Up

I found this link and test at Malnurtured Snay's blog:

You Are the Thumb

You're unique and flexible. And you defy any category.
Mentally strong and agile, you do things your own way. And you do them well.
You are a natural leader... but also truly a loner. You inspire many but connect with few.

You get along well with: The Middle Finger

Stay away from: The Pinky
What Finger Are You?

I rather like the idea that I am a thumb! The thumb (pollex) is different from other digits in having only two phalanges (tubular bones of the fingers) and in having much freedom of movement and being opposable to tips of other digits. I like the idea of being "different.

The sign of "thumbs up" is one with which I can identify at the moment. In ancient Rome, in Latin the "thumbs up" gesture was called pollice recto. It was a sign of agreement or supposedly for gladiators, a sign of life. Of course, the reverse sign, thumbs down (pollice verso) was a signal for death or disagreement. I much prefer pollice recto!


  1. I'm a thumb, too, which suprised me. I feel more like a middle finger. ;o)

  2. Yuck! It says that I am a middle finger:

    A bit fragile and dependent on your friends, you're not nearly as hostile as you seem.
    You are balanced, easy to get along with, and quite serious.
    However, you can get angry and fed up with those around you. And you aren't afraid to show it!

    You get along well with: The Index Finger

    Stay away from: The Pinky

  3. I'll have to try this one. I like the thumb description.

  4. It's been a while since I've blogged Nick and it's so good to see you back regularly again. I guess your past trials and tribulations are over...may they stay that way. I bet Alex is glad to have you back, too. I find it quite upsetting that you two had to live apart.

    Anyway, it's good to have you back Nick and I like your Monday jokes.

    Regarding mental health, I know what it's like, also. I have a brother with a depressive illness plus an aunt and my cousin, whom I was very close to, and they weren't murderers either.

    In some ways, the media has a lot of responsibility towards the way people react. Some of the reporting is just sensationalism, rather than the facts.

    Take care Nick.

    Big hugs for you and Alex.

  5. That was cute. I'm the pinky! You have to stay away from me, Nick! (Just kidding)

    You are fiercely independent, and possibly downright weird.
    A great communicator, you can get along with almost anyone.
    You are kind and sympathetic. You support all your friends - and love them for who they are.

    You get along well with: The Ring Finger

    Stay away from: The Thumb

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  7. I'll bet Alex up there can guess which finger I'm showing him.

  8. stay away from the pinky???!!!

    I take exception to that!


  9. I'm a pinky. Which kinda makes sense. But apparently nobody likes me.

    And its picture is really, really damn freaky!!!

  10. I'm a middle finger. Sounds kinda naughty. But it means I should get along well with you, which doesn't surprise me. :-)

  11. Hey, I'm a thumb, too !
    Hope you and Alex are doing well.
    Take care, Meow

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