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Pinkie Etymology

A New York City schoolteacher asks, “Why do we call our little finger a pinkie?” and relates his invented etymology. This is part of a complete episode.

bluebird

bluebird  n.— «In sales lingo, bluebirds are those opportunities that fly in the window with the salesperson not having to lift a finger. In some sourcing deals I do, I get the opportunity to deliver bluebirds—at least get some vendors in...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «The same quality has been designated “systematic diligence” elsewhere. Some radar observers exhibit “finger trouble” in tuning…» —by Stuart W. Cook Psychological research on...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «The system is user friendly, provides comprehensive computer data-checking features and is robust to operator finger trouble.» —“Conference Abstracts” Journal of the Operational Research...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «Finger trouble on the control panel is my big worry. Unlike the passive taps where I can (and do) get the wrong connection on the sniffer, such a mistake on an active patch panel could disrupt a live connection...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «The only way to clear the light is by someone with a scanner—some auto elects can do it or a dealer. You probably turned the ignition on whilst disconnecting something under the dash. All it means is that your airbag...

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