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  1. peter griffin wrote:

    The beat goes on.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  2. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    The History of the Middle Finger:

    Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as ‘plucking the yew’ (or ‘pluck yew’).
    Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and they began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative ‘F’, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as ‘giving the bird.’
    And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing. Didn’t yew!!

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  3. katrina wrote:

    Yew are fantastic Yewgene!!!!!!

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Was “Pluckemin” so named to send another message to the King?

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  5. ms.nobody wrote:

    I like this one – “Plunk your Magic Twanger, Froggy” – Say that to the mayor and he might ban you from speaking at meetings just because it sounds dirty. Or is it? I hope at least someone recalls that phrase from Andy’s Gang. No one censored that show.

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  6. Chucless wrote:

    Midnight was a fav

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  7. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #5 – Not to be a stickler, but wasn’t it
    Plu[c]k your Magic Twanger, Froggy?

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  8. ms.nobody wrote:

    #7 I thought the same as you, but I googled the phrase and the word is “plunk”, to my surprise.

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

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