Is Your Thumb Considered a Finger?
It’s good to know we’ve got pollsters out there asking the important questions. Like this: In your opinion, is your thumb a “finger”?
Someone polled 8,000 Americans, and not everyone agrees. 22% say thumbs are NOT fingers, they’re just thumbs. So, almost one in four people.
Thumbs are obviously a little different. They only have two bones instead of three, for example. So do the non-finger people have a point?
Merriam-Webster’s definition of a “finger” doesn’t even put the question to rest. They say a finger is, quote, “ANY of the five terminating members of the hand” . . . but “especially one other than the thumb.”
Here are two more random things the poll asked . . .
1. Are your ears part of your face? 27% say no . . . they’re part of your head, but not your face.
2. Is your shoulder part of your arm? 21% say no, they’re separate things.