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Why Do We Pinky-Swear When Making a Promise?

Updated on February 20, 2011

Pinky swear and pinky promise rules and origin...why do we join our pinkies together? Read on...

Lovers Pinkies…

Boy: I won’t sleep without saying good night and sweet dreams.

Girl: Pinky promise?

Boy: Pinky promise!

**Boy falls asleep again while talking to her girl on the phone. So another fight for the next day… LOL

Friends Pinkies…

A group of girls bind their pinkies to make a pact not to be involved with the same guys.

**That is so common to friends but it’s so common too that such promise ends up broken…sad to say.

Best Friends Pinkies…

A girl confesses to her best friend that she cheated on the exam because it’s the only chance she’s got to pass. To keep the secret, they join their little fingers to make a pinky promise.

Mom and Kid Pinkies…

Mom: Baby, I’ll buy your favorite ice cream later if you promise to sleep early tonight.

Boy: Really? Ok, mom, let’s make a pinky swear.

Pinky Swear or Pinky Promise

People, especially girls and the underage do Pinky Swear (Pinky Promise to some) when making a promise. They entwine their pinky fingers to bind a deal and a pact. It goes that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger. Ouch!

In the modern world, some still do pinky swearing. Seriously or not, it signifies a binding agreement. The Pinky Swear can be broken if all parties agree. Pinky promises are also only valid if all parties agree prior to interlocking pinkies.

Promises come straight from the heart and are sworn to value. They, however, are not only kept, but also broken…which when broken, breaks the heart and trust.

So better not make a promise, better not swear if you’re not quite sure you can keep it.

Once and for all, Why Do We Join Our Pinkies?

This video will show the answers...Just focus on the subtitles, please. (coz I, too cant understand what they're saying lol) I promise it's a good story :) I pinky promise! :)

Origin of Pinky Swear

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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Very interesting hub on Why Do We Pinky-Swear When Making a Promise I find it quiet funny and useful

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      funny vid :) ur topics are interesting. well i like Math, not sure if I am what u call it LOL

      thanks skulduggery!

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      skulduggery rocks 

      8 years ago

      wow wat a weird vid but cool. why did u becum my fan?

      and it means u r a mathmetition

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      Windstruck is funny and moving..if you liked "My Sassy Girl" (Korean version) you'll definitely like Windstruck ;) But My Sassy Girl remains my favorite :p yeh, childhood days.. ;)

      hmm do you know what it means when your left ring finger is taller than your pointer? :p

      thanks for commenting, CG! :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Aaah, what a great hub. And a cool film. "Windstruck", I will have to check this out now. Nice, blaise. Over here we don't tend to call that finger the pinky, though when I was in the States, everyone did it! And yes, you did pinky swear! ; )

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      ehe I did, too ;p

      funny and touching... :)

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      8 years ago

      hmm. thnk I did pinky swearing then I was young..

      That vid is super funny, yet I like how the promise was kept! Thanks.. :)

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      which one? lol

      thanks lifes joke!

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      Lifes Joke 

      8 years ago

      sooo adorable

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...


      thank you, Mik! TC

      @Poet L

      glad it made a lot of LOLs :) thank you!


      very weird! I choked laughing at it lol...liked the beggar part and the mirror, mirror on the wall lol THANKS, pbwriter! :)

    • pbwriterchick profile image


      8 years ago

      Weird video! I liked the part where she punched the guy for flippin her off.. lol...

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      8 years ago

      nice one, lots of laughs....

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Very nice Blaise. The video was great too. Thank you- as always.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      Hi DeBorrah! Yeah very funny video. Thanks and God bless :)

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Blaise25, Cute hub & funny Video! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      thank you CM! :) hope you watched the video.. ;p

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      fun post!!


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