Not one of the Pointer Sisters

We start with a question that is essentially unanswerable to begin with:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Why is my index finger longer then my ring finger?

Actually, there is one sensible response: “Who the hell cares?” But then we get to the heart of the matter:

I am a male but I am not feminine?

This has got to be a metalaw somewhere: “All old wives’ tales end up being circulated by boys.”

I was tempted to tell him “Doesn’t matter, since either one is longer than your peen,” but that seems (slightly) unkinder than necessary. Still, this morbid fear that someone of equal immaturity will call him out will not serve him well in the future, assuming he has one.


  1. canadienne »

    15 July 2014 · 5:03 pm

    Digit ratio is a thing, don’t ya know.
    Wikipedia has a scholarly sounding article.
    Pop sciency articles abound:
    because who would you go to besides the Daily Fail?
    and this is probably the cause of his concern:

  2. CGHill »

    15 July 2014 · 5:10 pm

    Well, I know which finger comes to my mind, and it’s longer than those other two. :)

  3. McGehee »

    15 July 2014 · 6:07 pm

    I never even thought to check before, but … my index and ring fingers are the same length.

    My toes, on the other hand…

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