Why you should NOT put your pinkie up during afternoon tea

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This is really gross and might scare you into never having your pinkie up again. French edition. 🇫🇷

Here is why you shouldn’t have your pinkie up when having tea. Even as a joke:

The pinkie up we know today was originally a French practice. 

In the royal courts of France, people were highly promiscuous, and when they had a sexually transmitted disease, they would be polite as to let others know they were infected by putting their pinkie up. 

This was a courteous sign to all those who were also infected and interested. A person with their pinkie up would look around the room to search for others with their pinkie up, and would. Ahem. Socialise. 

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Gia G. Dixon
Gia G. Dixon

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