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Old August 11 2013, 02:08 AM   #31
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

I can sort of do the Vulcan salute on both hands. Meaning, I can't just do it naturally (my pinky and ring finger won't stay together) but I can use my other hand to position my fingers and then I can keep them in that position with no pain.

I show the number three using my three middle fingers. Using my thumb, index, and middle finger (or the German/ASL way as you called it) is actually a bit painful and I cannot hold it long.
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Old August 11 2013, 03:36 AM   #32
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

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  1. Both hands
  2. Index, middle, ring
Same for me. I am right handed, btw.
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Old August 11 2013, 09:47 AM   #33
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Can you roll your tongue?
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Whistle?
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Old August 12 2013, 02:20 AM   #34
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I guess I have a long tongue. Call me "Gene".
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Old August 12 2013, 05:11 AM   #35
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

I knew a boy in grammar school who could lick his own penis.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:12 AM   #36
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Re: Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

well, at our age we hardly have a need for a girl scout salute
^that's the way I signal 3, btw. Only I spread the fingers. Such a 3 is easily visible from afar and hence quite useful for military, scouts/brownies and others who work outdoors.

I fail to understand how someone can *not* do that without bending their forefingers. Even I can, in spite of the tendeon injury and the scars. Can a little bit of training really make such a difference?
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Old August 12 2013, 04:18 PM   #37
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well, at our age we hardly have a need for a girl scout salute
^that's the way I signal 3, btw. Only I spread the fingers. Such a 3 is easily visible from afar and hence quite useful for military, scouts/brownies and others who work outdoors.

I fail to understand how someone can *not* do that without bending their forefingers. Even I can, in spite of the tendeon injury and the scars. Can a little bit of training really make such a difference?
I suspect the tendon in my right forefinger is just not long enough. I can do the salute with my left hand. With my right hand my forefinger stubbornly stays bent at the top two joints, and if I try to force it straight it feels like it will break. It hardly matters, though, as the only effect it has ever had on my life is a wonky Girl Scout salute.
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Old August 12 2013, 05:31 PM   #38
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Can you roll your tongue?
Yeth.
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Not without removing it.
Whistle?
Very well.
Just like me
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