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The thumb is the first finger of the hand. When a person is standing in the medical anatomical position (where the palm is facing to the front), the thumb is the outermost digit. The Medical Latin English noun for thumb is pollex (compare hallux for big toe), and the corresponding adjective for thumb is pollical.

Definition
Finger and thumb

The English word "finger" has two senses, even in the context of appendages of a single typical human hand:

Any of the five digits.
Any of the five terminal members of the hand, especially those other than the thumb.

Linguistically, it appears that the original sense was the broader of these two: penkwe-ros (also rendered as penqrós) was, in the inferred Proto-Indo-European language, a suffixed form of penkwe (or penqe), which has given rise to many Indo-European-family words (tens of them defined in English dictionaries) that involve or flow from concepts of fiveness.

The thumb shares the following with each of the other four fingers:

Having a skeleton of phalanges, joined by hinge-like joints that provide flexion toward the palm of the hand
Having a "back" surface that features hair and a nail, and a hairless palm-of-the-hand side with fingerprint ridges instead

The thumb contrasts with each of the other four by being the only digit that:

Is opposable to the other four fingers
Has two phalanges rather than three
Has greater breadth in the distal phalanx than in the proximal phalanx
Is attached to such a mobile metacarpus (which produces most of the opposability)

and hence the etymology of the word: "tum" is Proto-Indo-European for "swelling" (cf "tumour" and "thigh") since the thumb is the stoutest of the fingers.

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#14 - Womens Study Major (05/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
>Complains about thumbwhoring and humor
>Puts no effort into content, thinking a comp of others' work is not thumbwhoring

User avatar #1 - purplebelle (05/02/2014) [+] (3 replies)
But what about the read thumbs?

i hacked fj so you cant thumb me down


by spaghetti monster that was a lot of thumbs
#3 to #2 - konradkurze (05/02/2014) [-]
too late to correct it

Spelling Spetsnaz has you on their list
User avatar #24 - jackknapp (05/03/2014) [-]
They aren't cancer, they were funny back when they were actually visible.
User avatar #27 - PenguinsOfMars (05/03/2014) [-]
you really don't deserve any thumbs for this, just sorted content by thumbs and doesnt afraid of anything
User avatar #16 - yunoavailable (05/03/2014) [-]
what is and isn't "cancer" changes over time, rage comics used to only be recognized by people like fj users
#39 - Womens Study Major (05/03/2014) [-]
You're a terrible judge.
User avatar #15 - NeucularNINJA (05/03/2014) [-]
Wow, glad you're not adding to the cancer...
User avatar #64 - majordraco (05/03/2014) [-]
For all the faggots looking for the "illegal content" #6
You need to login to view this link
User avatar #61 - alltimetens (05/03/2014) [-]
And to think FJers actually found this **** funny. I don't care what was considered "non-cancerous" at the time... we put no effort into our content. It was all a load of cancerous **** .
User avatar #22 - gwenislove (05/03/2014) [+] (22 replies)
thats not the most thumbed you retard
the most thumbed is a black image that says "waiting" and got over 34k before being deleted
#17 - Penn (05/03/2014) [-]
This would probably be a lot better if we could actually read it.
User avatar #8 - quackyquack (05/02/2014) [-]
**quackyquack rolls 988,694,474** nice ironic cancer post about cancer posts. get over it feg.
User avatar #7 - greendaynimrod (05/02/2014) [+] (10 replies)
It wasn't cancerous at the time...
User avatar #5 - sciencexplain (05/02/2014) [-]
I'm not sure what the **** happened, but apparently one of the contents you've used has been marked as illegal. So, yeah...
#4 - thecroppingguy (05/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
don't worry i'm here, croppage is life
#10 to #4 - Womens Study Major (05/02/2014) [-]
stop trying to be a thing
User avatar #67 - listerthepessimist (05/03/2014) [-]
no Max Clifford in the tags?
#66 - ehzio (05/03/2014) [-]
man I remember when getting front page on FJ means you scored 3-7k and higher if you got +3 charisma   
   
oh how time has changed
man I remember when getting front page on FJ means you scored 3-7k and higher if you got +3 charisma

oh how time has changed
#63 - WinnerofTheGame (05/03/2014) [-]
You're a 						*******					 cunt, if we wanted to see top content, WE'D GO TO THE 						*******					 PAGE. Kill yourself
You're a ******* cunt, if we wanted to see top content, WE'D GO TO THE ******* PAGE. Kill yourself
#62 - mowgaycraft (05/03/2014) [-]
Wow.

You made a comp of the top posts of all time.
You must've gone out of your way to compile all that information.
User avatar #20 - Cookiez (05/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Anyone knows the name of the girl in the "borderline porn" post?

For scientific purposes obviously
#35 to #20 - lolfacejimmy ONLINE (05/03/2014) [-]
go to the website and search the first name "allie" ftvvideos is the website
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