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Pluck you

May 2, 2013

Ransom Stoddard: You’re not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

From the John Ford film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 1962.

Lee Roy Minugh flash

My new tattoo by co-worker Tad Peyton

So as the story goes, the origin of the middle finger came out of the Hundred Years’ War between the French and English. The English had newly invented long bows and they would pluck the string with their middle finger to fire the arrow. Now when the French would capture the English they would cut off their middle fingers to disable then from firing the bow. When the English defeated the French they held up their middle fingers and said “We can still pluck you.”


Pluck you turned into…


Fuck you.


Pluck you. Fuck you.


Fuck you. Next, we cover the origin of the phrase “Fuck The World”.

Art by Tom of Finland


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