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Could someone explain? I don't play the first Crusader often and the picture is a little blurry on my phone at least.


"Gofyn wyf am galon hapus, calon onest, calon l?n."

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Good picture, it made me chuckle a bit. :D


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Isn't that where the two fingers (middle and index) up became a swear? From those archers? If I recall correctly, their fingers were cut off if they were captured and to do that would be a form of taunting.

Correct me if I'm wrong of course :D

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"Gofyn wyf am galon hapus, calon onest, calon l?n."

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They are Medieval Archers ?(wait for it), preparing to "phuck" their bow (middle ?finger). I am NOT doing an Article on that one!

 

Isn't that where the two fingers (middle and index) up became a swear? From those archers? If I recall correctly, their fingers were cut off if they were captured and to do that would be a form of taunting.

Correct me if I'm wrong of course :D

 

This has become even more interested, I'm subscribing to this topic, and I shall wait for the answer. :D

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Isn't that where the two fingers (middle and index) up became a swear? From those archers? If I recall correctly, their fingers were cut off if they were captured and to do that would be a form of taunting.

Correct me if I'm wrong of course :D

 

This is indeed what I have heared, too.

In England, the two outstretched fingers are a worse insult that the one outstretched middle finger.

 

The story behind it is, that these two fingers are required to draw a longbow.

When the French captured an English archer, they would cut off these two fingers to maim him and never to shoot a longbow again.

 

As a result, the (healthy) English archers would show their erect index- and middle fingers before the battle so demonstrate, that they were still very much able to use their bows and rain death upon the French knights.

 

 

 

History is sooo interesting.

Only, now I have established myself demonstrating my profound knowledge of the obscure and obscene side of history.

Not sure if this, indeed, will bring me much honour....

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Wow Nigel, we are really giving Crusader a run for his money! :D

Kidding of course. It is fun knowing this specific trivia mind!


"Gofyn wyf am galon hapus, calon onest, calon l?n."

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No, it's actually due to the fact is I slept way too long today (Ha). Thanks, ?Nigel. Careful, I might hire you as my Associate!

 

It ("The Phuck") was a battlefield legend associated with Agincourt (1415). Captured English Archers (who were simply devastating with their Longbows), had their "firing fingers" or "phucks" cut off (when captured by The French). When released, they would return to their Armies supposedly crippled.) Learning to draw with alternative digits, a common ?insult to The French was to hold up the combination of missing fingers and healthy ones up in the air and yell "Phuck You".

 

This is just ONE "Genesis" for the "Word".

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Matthew Steel, my brother and I created the population limit of horse archers and immediately thought of the Huns from the Disney movie "Mulan."

 

And no, my brother's name wasn't a variation of "phuck", I remember hearing about this possible origin from an old tv show where a celebrity was hosting a history class, but we're not that clever. It's more genitalia-related because we're immoral children at heart. (You should see my name on Steam)

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