The middle finger is associated with the penis and showing it to someone is meant as a sign of disrespect. The practice dates back thousands of years.Know More
The gesture is completed by curling the other fingers around at either side to represent the testicles. It is also known as "flipping the bird." The sound of birds has long been associated with taunting, and the term came into use in the 1960s.
The connection between the middle finger and phallus is first mentioned in Aristophanes play "The Clouds," and the first known example of showing the middle finger as disrespect comes from Green philosopher Diogenes to an orator named Demosthenes in the fourth century B.C.Learn More
Traditional South African dress consisted of bright clothing, animal skins and beads. A woman traditionally wore a skirt with a beaded apron on top, a beaded bodice, and jewelry on the neck, arm and legs. A man traditionally wore animal skins or loincloths, as well as beaded necklaces.Full Answer >
A small number of African-Americans live in Amish communities. The majority of these individuals came to the Amish community through foster care programs. There is no prohibition within the Amish community that prevents African-Americans from joining.Full Answer >
The Purple Hat Society is a all-women group founded by a boutique owner named Emma in 2000. Known as the Purple Hat Society Ladies' Tea Group, its founding coincided with the opening of the founder's boutique in Upland, California.Full Answer >
According to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, an example of a question about cultural diversity could be, "Explain how diversity has played a role in your career and contributed to the professional you are today." Many employers and college interviewers ask applicants questions about cultural diversity.Full Answer >