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wedding ring
or third finger?!
JonB




msg:306449
 7:38 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

ok i was looking for some info on wedding rings.

to my suprise at least half pages say it is worn on THIRD finger of the left hand! HUH? i have never seen wedding ring on middle finger! if i start to count from leftthen it is second finger, if i start to count from right it is forth finger. it cant be middle finger!at least i have never seen it. can someone explain to me? i simply cant belvie it english lanugage would allow such a stupidity. i msut have misundertood something.

another question: do male and female wear ring finger on the same (that is left) hand or does female have it on right hand and male on left or vice versa?i belive both have it on left finger.

any info appreciated :)

 

jdMorgan




msg:306450
 7:57 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

JonB,

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.

Jim

Macguru




msg:306451
 7:59 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hope this helps :

www.ourmarriage.com/html/why_the_third_finger__left-han.html

JonB




msg:306452
 8:13 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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.

Macguru




msg:306453
 8:17 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nah! They start counting at "0". ;)

JonB




msg:306454
 8:20 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

lol,macguru thanks! that will do it! third finger it is! :)

Jakpot




msg:306455
 10:41 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

My advice - Forget the ring and get a dog and pickup truck.

lawman




msg:306456
 11:25 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

It should be worn on the ring finger.

lawman

shelleycat




msg:306457
 1:01 am on Nov 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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.

dingman




msg:306458
 5:27 am on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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. :)

crash




msg:306459
 5:35 am on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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 :)

coosblues




msg:306460
 9:42 am on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, ask Archie Bunker. He wears a ring on each hand not on the traditional ring finger (next to the pinky) smile

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