Talk:Little finger

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Pinky finger or Little finger?[edit]

What's the correct terminology for this finger? I always thought that the term "pinky finger" was slang...should it be moved to Little finger, which I just made a redirect to here from? --pie4all88 20:23, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The little finger is standard. I have moved this article there. - TAKASUGI Shinji 06:43, 2005 Mar 30 (UTC)

Pinky or Pinkie?[edit]

I see the spelling as both "pinky" and "pinkie" in various places. Anyone know any information behind the "correct" one? Stexe 07:26, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


This story didn't make sense to me, but i'm not familiar with the story, so perhaps someone else can better edit it:

In Korea, The story goes: A princess chooses her prince to be wed, when asked what finger she was holding out. She must find a Prince to unite Pinkys for their matrimony. After the Princess had gotten married with this prince, he later parted ways for war and he'd made a pinky promise for his return. On the 49th day after his disappearance, he came back, but only to realize he came back as a ghost. As the prince kept his promise, even after death.

yEvb0 15:32, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps it loses something in the translation. Tisane talk/stalk 01:55, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

A Few Things About the 'Pinkie'[edit]

I figured there are two things that should be put on this: 1.) The pinkie in Japan is the finger that lovers are connected by by 'the read string of fate'. 2.) I'm not sure if this is just a child's rumor or what, but I am 90% sure that in some countries(including parts of Japan), the pinkie finger is equivilent to the middle finger. —Preceding unsigned comment added by StartheVocaloid (talkcontribs) 00:19, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


I don't think the little finger is notable enough to warrant an article, sorry. (talk) 00:52, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Obviously, you're not notable enough to warrant a username, sorry. Savemonkeys0 (talk) 18:51, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Muscles controlling the 5th Digit[edit]

There are actually 9 muscles that control the 5th digit: Abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi brevis, opponens digit minimi, flexor digitorum superficialis, flexor digitorum profundus, extensor digiti minimi, extensor digitorum, palmar interosseous, and the 4th lumbrical muscle. Source: Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter. Quod erat demonstrandum 3.14159 (talk) 15:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for both noticing that and taking care of it. Good job. Oreo Priest talk 14:19, 27 August 2014 (UTC)