Oh dear, Crabigator

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Yeah… that’s exactly what I’m thinking about with ‘to finger something’… and absolutely nothing else >.> <.<

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If your other thought is working better go for it

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To finger someone is to accuse them of a crime, especially when it concerns reporting them to an authority figure. You could try picturing yourself pointing your finger at a burglar and calling the cops. I can’t possibly imagine anything else you’d picture when thinking of this. Nope. No way.

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There is also just the fact that it means to touch something. :man_shrugging::woman_shrugging: I have most certainly encountered it used innocuously numerous times in my life in novels and such.

“He fingered the drapes,” is obviously nothing untoward.

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One of many facepalm moments :smirk:

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