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Rings on the ring finger...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Nword, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Nword

    Nword Banned

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    Rings on the ring finger...

    So as far as I know, in American culture, the finger next to your pinky on your left hand finger is reserved for an engagement ring right? (and i've lived in the U.S. my whole life of course...)

    Then why the heck do I occasionally see high school girls who have rings on this finger.... They sure as heck aren't engaged... they may have a BF, (not sure about one of them though). Are these gals killing a tradition?

    It's seriously been bugging me for a while now... thats all :)
     
  2. Jigga-Scrooge

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    screaming in the night

    damn the rebels.
     
  3. piff

    piff IncGamers Member

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    I am a teen, and I didn't know about that tradition, so maybe they don't?
     
  4. Mecal

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    im glad you asked - cuz i was wondering the same thing!

    i always wanted to ask them "that ring, you arent married" :lol:
     
  5. piff

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    Does it matter what hand it is on?
     
  6. Starfishied

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    I'm wearing a band on my ring finger and I'm sure not married. I've been wearing it since I was still in high school. I think it's one of the ways to convince bastards from trying to hit on you. Other than the original significance, I don't have any other clue more than you do.
     
  7. Draconis

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    If you have a ring on your ring finger, isn't it going to be just the bastards that are going to hit on you? That and the dopes like me who never think to check (but then never do much hitting-on anyway.)
     
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    *Is a dope like Draconis.
     
  9. tarnok

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    As far as I know (which isn't that far in matters of tradition such as this) wedding bands and, I guess, engagement rings are worn on the left ring finger since the left hand is closest (by just a little bit) to the heart.
     
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    Or maybe it is just more practical for most(read: right handers) because the left hand is used less and the ring is less likely to get in the way/snagged. Just my two cents.



    {KOW}:cheesy:
     
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    yes, its on the left hand. :cheesy:
     
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    I also see women wearing the ring on the middle finger, I have no idea what the significance is... meh, I'm so out of the loop on these things, I may as well be living on Pluto.
     
  13. Mecal

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    duh, its so when they cut you off, they can flip you off with elegance.
     
  14. mudvaynefan

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    its on the ring finger of your left hand because there is an artery that goes from that finger directly to your heart, thats why

    and my gf wears a ring on that finger
     
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    I wear a ring on my middle finger. Just fits better there.
     
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    Maybe they jus don't give a poop if people think it's only for the wedding ring or not. Damn the traditionalists! :cheesy:
     
  17. Silvermyst

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    Yeah I always figured it was called the Ring Finger because that's where any ring is placed, not necessarily the wedding ring. It's also the finger you're meant to use when taking measurements for any ring.

    imo
     
  18. Freet

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    The finger you are refering to is the one that the engagement/wedding rings go on per tradition. But it is not reserved. Before you get engaged/married, there is nothing in the tradition to prevent a person from wearing other rings.

    In fact, some women wear normal rings with the gem on the bottom to make it look like a wedding band to thwart off would be propositioners.
     
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    Speaking from personal experience there, Freet? :teeth:
     
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    Note to self: Go for women with a ring anyway.

    Note to self: Disregard previous note because you already do that.
     

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