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Growing up in Southern California, "pinky" was the only word for
the little finger I ever knew.  I always assumed "little finger" was a
construct people that didn't know the word "pinky" used.  And I've
never seen the spelling "pinkie" until this thread appeared.

Joseph wrote:
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Having grown up in the Deep South (piedmont region of South Carolina),
I heard it all my life until I moved West. My parents used the word,
and their parents (my grandmother was born on 01 Jan 1900 and died on
01 Jan. 1980).
 >>

Wow, really?  Born and died on her birthday, in a
zero year, and her birthday was New Year's?  That's
quite rare!


> As I've said, growing up in the United States,
> I never heard the word "pinkie."  It was always
> called the "little finger." Then when I was in
> college in the mid-1970s, some men started to
> wear a ring on their little finger. These were
> called "pinkie rings." Soon afterwards, I
> began to hear people calling the little finger
> itself a "pinkie." It's probably been around a
> lot longer than that, but that's the way I
> remember it.
 >>

-David
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