Hi there folks.
Does anyone know the origin/story of how, in English etiquette, drinking with the little finger (the pinky) being extended came about?
I have heard various tales about this, some saying the finger must be 'hidden' as it is rude to drink so. Others that state the Queen at one time had an injured finger, and so the whole Royal Court were instructed to drink in the same, pinky extended way, so as not to offend 'her Majesty'.
This started as a passing question at a party, no-one knew the answer, and it's been bugging me ever since. Any ideas?