Urban Legend of the MIDDLE FINGER!
Received this email yesterday and it tickle me. So i thought it was worth the share… (giggles)
Since “pluck yew” is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative F, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute are mistakenly thought to have something to do with an intimate encounter. It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as “giving the bird.” And yew thought yew knew everything.
For those who wanna explore further, do not hessitate to read what wikipedia has to say