View Poll Results: Which finger would u generally use to guide someone?

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  • Thumb

    12 20.34%
  • Index

    33 55.93%
  • Middle

    4 6.78%
  • Ring

    0 0%
  • Pinky

    0 0%
  • All 5

    10 16.95%
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Thread: When someone asks u for a direction...

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    Default When someone asks u for a direction...

    And u point in the direction of where the person is supposed to head for, which finger would u use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    And u point in the direction of where the person is supposed to head for, which finger would u use?
    no option for none...

    use mouth can liao...
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    i wonder who the one that select all 5 fingers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nn3th03
    i wonder who the one that select all 5 fingers...

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    Default Re: When someone asks u for a direction...

    I selected all five, is there something i don't know?

    i find an open palm is nice and friendly

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    The thumb.....pointing to the direction. Feel this posture is more neutral. Learn it when I am training in Brunei.

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    While I was in Europe, I notice that some European will use their thumb to point at things. I was told it was considered more polite to use your thumb to point than your index finger.

    Also in France, the French will use to indicate 1, rather than index finger like us Singaporeans.
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    When I asked for directions in Singapore, the man quickly grabbed his sling bag and hid it behind him.
    I think he thought I was going to rob him

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    Errr......... In Iran, the gesture is considered vulgar ley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Errr......... In Iran, the gesture is considered vulgar ley
    Guess it is always wise to know a bit about the local culture before travelling there
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    Default Re: When someone asks u for a direction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Errr......... In Iran, the gesture is considered vulgar ley

    gave you the thumbsup for sharing info only..heheh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Errr......... In Iran, the gesture is considered vulgar ley
    Much unknown.

    But I guess nothing beats the universal sign of _|_
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm
    While I was in Europe, I notice that some European will use their thumb to point at things. I was told it was considered more polite to use your thumb to point than your index finger.

    Also in France, the French will use to indicate 1, rather than index finger like us Singaporeans.

    I only have one question for this gesture, lets remove all bias and not think about what people say that it is consider more polite or not,

    If, and if, some body use their index finger to point, ask yourself very honestly, "would you be offended??"

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    If its any finger other than the thumb, index, ring, pinky. I wun hesitate to snap or bite it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    If its any finger other than the thumb, index, ring, pinky. I wun hesitate to snap or bite it.
    then go bite ortega's... bite any finger other than his thumb since he show all...
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    brings palm up and "say say say say say"
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    Default Re: When someone asks u for a direction...

    If fingers are considered rude, how about carry a sign with an arrow on it with you when you go out?

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    Default Re: When someone asks u for a direction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    then go bite ortega's... bite any finger other than his thumb since he show all...
    an open palm is also good for slapping

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    Default Re: When someone asks u for a direction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    If fingers are considered rude, how about carry a sign with an arrow on it with you when you go out?
    Like that also can

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    from an engineer's point of view.... the finger is most precise. Using the thumb is too vague... using 5 fingers adds more to confusion

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