Monday, May 10, 2010

When someone gives you the middle finger, did they "flick" you off, "flip" you off, or something different? Basically, how do you refer to the act?

13 comments:

Hailey Snow said...

when someone gives me the middle finger i refer to it as, "asking for a mother fucking beat down" ... no?

Leslie said...

Someone flips you off or flips you the bird. Flicking is what you do to boogers.

Andrew said...

If I was, say, a 75-year-old man who came across K8's driving, I would most certainly flip her off. Everything else is just bad manners.

Beth said...

I'm pretty sure I grew up with "flick you off" but you would always "flip the bird" (not "flick the bird")

Trisha said...

Definitely flick

Cate said...

in texas, we say "flick off"

pinchie said...

I say "flick"...not sure why.

carolina said...

flick. flipping is for gymnastics.

Leslie said...

Trisha! You say "flick"?!? We grew up in neighboring towns. How is that possible?

KP said...

Flip! Flip! As in "young lady if you flip your mother off one more time you are grounded until fall."

Also, the old one-finger salute.

John said...

I've heard both, mostly flip. This reminds me of the card sharp vs. shark debate.

Scottie said...

Flip. Flip. A million times flip! Flick is the kid who got his tongue stuck to the flagpole in A Christmas Story (and, oddly enough, went on to a career in porn)

beenu said...

flick. but when including 'the bird,' use flip.