Monday, September 10, 2007

Pluck Yew, Pluck Me

I received this bit of interesting “fact” via email recently and felt compelled to post it with the hope that my intelligent group of readers will feel as edified as I have..muahahaha

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1915, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers.

Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English Longbow and therefore would be incapable of fighting in the future.

This famous English Longbow was made from the native English Yew tree and the act of drawing the Longbow was known as “plucking the yew” or “pluck yew”.

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers and saying “See, we can still pluck yew”

Since “pluck yew” is rather difficult to pronounce, the difficult cluster at the beginning has been changed to an easier “F” and thus began the words which are often used in conjunction with the famous one fingered salute!!!

It is also of the pheasant feathers quilt that were used with the arrow that give it the term of “giving the bird”.

I don’t know how true the above is BUT at least it is worth a laugh.

And yew thought yew freaking knew every plucking thing…HAHAHAHAHAHA

2 every1 his/her OWN………….

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