What may have you confused is that we designate the first digit as a "thumb", and therefore the third finger is the one between the "little finger" and the long "middle finger". That is, the third finger from the right on the left hand. In the U.S. both males and females wear a ring on the left hand to designate "married" - not sure about other countries.
Hope this helps :
thanks guysd,that helped although there is still confusion . especially jdMorgan's reply:
so in usa thumb is not counted as a a finger? so in usa people have 16 fingers, 2 toes and 2 thumbs? that sound a little funny to me. in my country we have special names for thumb (but not for toe) too but thumb is still counted as a finger.
Nah! They start counting at "0". ;)
lol,macguru thanks! that will do it! third finger it is! :)
My advice - Forget the ring and get a dog and pickup truck.
It should be worn on the ring finger.
Actually you have eight fingers, two thumbs and ten toes *nods*. The reason the thumb is different is because it's opposable, ie can be brought across the front of the palm, thus allowing you to press the ball of your thumb and your first finger together. This is something only primates have and is what allows us to do many things other animals can't (or can't as easily).
The wedding ring thing is mainly just tradition, not a hard and fast rule. I have a friend who wears a neacklace instead of a ring because she doesn't like things on her fingers. But at the same time if there is no ring on the appropriate finger people tend to assume you're still single. So it's a matter of whether you care what other people think or not.
|if there is no ring on the appropriate finger people tend to assume you're still single. |
It's ammusing sometimes. Get introduced to wife's co-worker as her husband, ten minutes later co-worker stares at your hands in confusion and asks if you're married. Repeat. :)
when my grandmother passed I inherited her wedding ring, I have worn it since that day on my 'ring' finger on the right hand (as I'm not married). it's a traditional antique wedding ring with engagement band - it's pretty funny how many men don't realize it's on the wrong hand (all the single ones) and think i'm married :)
Well, ask Archie Bunker. He wears a ring on each hand not on the traditional ring finger (next to the pinky) smile