The bird or flipping someone off or giving someone the finger is always hillarious to me. Im not a big fan of using it, id rather just yell out a long stream fuck yous over and over again...but if you’ve driven in L.A. for more than 5 minutes I’m sure you have seen it either being directed towards you or to some unfortunate soul who dared cut someone off way to close. That or you’ve come across the same homeless dude at the bus stop near the corner of Glendale and Fletcher who for some reason always gives traffic the finger as I drive on by, jealous of my daewoo no doubt... Either way this ones for the very inquisitive Liz Salcedo who made me wonder, yea where DID the middle finger suggestion come from.
“In Ancient Greece it was known to insult another person, where the term meant "a male or female who submits to anal penetration" It is identified as the digitus impudicus (impudent finger) in Ancient Roman writings and the widespread usage of the finger in many cultures is likely due to the geographical influence of the Roman Empire and Greco-Roman civilization. Another possible origin of this gesture can be found in the first-century Mediterranean world, where extending the finger was one of many methods used to divert the ever-present threat of the evil eye offense.”
And there you have it. Birds, fingers and anal sex, wait what.......somehow it all makes sense.