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Subject: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 2:05 am

When I was in the military we did a small poll in our office and found out that all of us born in the US start counting with our index finger.....We found that all of us that were born in a country other than the US start counting with their thumb.  This would be a great place to see if that trend continues or if it was just a coincidence.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 2:06 am

I start with my index finger.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: ADH13 on 09/04/05 at 2:07 am



Well, I use my thumb to touch each finger as I count... starting with my index finger... so I'm not sure how to answer that.. I picked other.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 2:11 am



Well, I use my thumb to touch each finger as I count... starting with my index finger... so I'm not sure how to answer that.. I picked other.


I would think that means you start on your index finger.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/05 at 2:13 am

Other

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 2:13 am


Other


You don't count?

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: ADH13 on 09/04/05 at 2:14 am


I would think that means you start on your index finger.


Yeah, you're probably right...

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/04/05 at 2:16 am

"N/A because I don't have fingers"

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/04/05 at 2:22 am


"N/A because I don't have fingers"


It must be pretty hard to type

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 2:23 am


It must be pretty hard to type


Some people type with their toes.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/04/05 at 2:25 am

Start with my thumb. Probably because it's at the end of the hand (if that made sense?)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: mandamoo on 09/04/05 at 5:55 am

I start with my thumb too, so you could be onto something here  ???

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/05 at 5:57 am


You don't count?
I think with counting or use a calculator.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 09/04/05 at 7:27 am

Other - little finger on right hand

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jaytee on 09/04/05 at 7:31 am


It must be pretty hard to type


My Mother was a switchboard operator in the army and she worked with a woman with no arms who worked the switchboard with her toes!  I always start counting from my little finger (pinky)  :)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/04/05 at 7:31 am

^ must be an Aussie thing.  ::)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 09/04/05 at 7:32 am

I start with my index finger.



Beth

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: FaultyDog on 09/04/05 at 7:52 am

I start with my thumb, so it looks like you're really onto something here.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: NullandVoid on 09/04/05 at 8:07 am

I started with my index finger and went back to include my thumb. I just now noticed that I do that.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jaytee on 09/04/05 at 8:50 am


^ must be an Aussie thing.  ::)


To put a finer point on it - must be a Queensland thing!  :o :D

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/04/05 at 9:35 am

I start with my index, but I rarely use my fingers for counting... I do it in my head usually.

Now my sister.... She can't add two to three without counting on her fingers.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/04/05 at 10:01 am

Usually with my index finger.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: ktelqueen on 09/04/05 at 11:07 am

always my thumb  :)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Bobby on 09/04/05 at 11:14 am

Usually start with the thumb too.  :)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/05 at 12:06 pm

Index finger.





Cat

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: whitewolf on 09/04/05 at 12:53 pm

thumb

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Dagwood on 09/04/05 at 2:11 pm


It must be pretty hard to type


I work in a data entry shop and we used to have a keyer without hands.  She had no arms below the elbows.  There were little nubs on her elbows that she typed with.  She was pretty fast and accurate.  Goes to show that you can do whatever you put your mind to.

I start with my index finger.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 4:17 pm


I started with my index finger and went back to include my thumb. I just now noticed that I do that.


;D
I start with both hands in a fist and lift each finger as I count, starting with the index finger and ending with the thumb and an open palm. :P

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: gemini on 09/04/05 at 4:45 pm

Index finger

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/04/05 at 7:14 pm

Well...I start with my thumb....and I am born and bred in the US.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/04/05 at 7:33 pm

IF I ever do, which is a rarity, I use the index finger...unless I'm addressing someone I dislike, then it's just the "Birdie" finger ;D

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/04/05 at 10:34 pm


;D
I start with both hands in a fist and lift each finger as I count, starting with the index finger and ending with the thumb and an open palm. :P


That's what I do!

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 10:36 pm


That's what I do!


:D  Cool!

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: karen on 09/05/05 at 3:22 am

it depends.  Sometimes I start with my thumb and sometimes with my little finger.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/05 at 11:55 am

"One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, keep moving
We'll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb, one arm, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, keep moving
We'll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving
We'll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, keep moving
We'll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, sit down, stand up, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, sit down, stand up, keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head, sit down, stand up, keep moving
We'll all be merry and bright"

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 10/02/05 at 8:57 pm

Start with your thumb :D

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/05 at 9:26 pm

I always start with my index finger

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Apricot on 10/03/05 at 5:11 am

I start with 1 as my index finger.. although with the second hand, I start on the thumb.

1- index
2- index, middle
3- index, middle, ring
4 index, middle, ring, last
5- whole hand
6- hand, thumb
7- hand, thumb, index

And so on.

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Southern Image on 10/03/05 at 1:23 pm

Start with your thumb  ;D

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/05 at 1:25 pm


Start with your thumb ;D
...but the thumb is not a finger?

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Southern Image on 10/03/05 at 1:27 pm


...but the thumb is not a finger?


It isn't? Then why do we have them  :D

Subject: Re: Copycat Bizzare Poll

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 10/03/05 at 4:46 pm

Start with your index finger

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