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Can you click / snap your fingers?

CLICKING? OR DO WE CALL IT SNAPPING?  

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  1. 1. How do you click your fingers?

    • With my right hand.
      18
    • With my left hand.
      8
    • With both hands!
      67
    • With my thumb and my ring finger because I AM A LIZARD!
      4
    • With my... toes?
      0
    • With neither of my two hands.
      24
    • With my thumb and my ring finger on both hands BECAUSE I AM AN AMBIDEXTROUS LIZARD!
      16


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Moonman

I learned somehow that I can click or snap my middle finger with my thumb on both my right and left hands. It's probably because I am irritating that I know I can do this.

 

When I show this off, I encounter people who can only click on their dominant hand. I also encounter people who cannot click their fingers at all, they try it and their thumb just slips off their finger without making a sound like some kind of damp fish. It's like how some people can whistle and others cannot. I can whistle, because as I've already asserted, I am irritating.

 

The question is, how adept are you at the rather pointless art of finger clicking?

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weird elf

I'm missing the "ambidextrous lizard" option ... both hands with thumb and ring finger?

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Nowhere Girl

I am able to make this sound with my both hands, but not very loudly.

A note on the side about a similar ability: I'm also rather poor at whistling. Generally, I can whistle, but only very quietly.

I am also able to make a yet more quiet ingressive whistle. This is something I can do: I'm a champion at ingressive speech. ;) And I can speak with a very deep voice this way.

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Moonman
2 minutes ago, weird elf said:

I'm missing the "ambidextrous lizard" option ... both hands with thumb and ring finger?

Fixed that for you!

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weird elf

Cheers!

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Mztery.

Can click middle finger and thumb right hand (dominant side).

 

Can click middle finger and thumb left hand but second finger ( I'm a pianist) has to rest on top of the third finger for it to work well.

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dandeliongirl

I can do both hands, but snapping with my non-dominant hand is always louder and more sharp. 

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long nights

I can do it with both hands. Never really thought was something that some people could not do. 

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iff

Can't click my fingers. 

 

It has happened before at a gig when the support act wanted everyone in the audience to click their fingers along with them

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Zagadka

I didn't know people couldn't snap. I can do it with middle and ring fingers, but naturally do middle.

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Tja

Both hands. Thumb and middle fingers are dominant snappers. Can snap with ring fingers, though not as loud.

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Janus DarkFox

I can't or not very well to produce any sounds in either hand.

 

Difficult with a 4 fingered Foxy paw :P

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Gloomy

I can do it with my middle and ring fingers on both hands. I’ve actually never tried snapping with my left hand or my ring fingers until just now but evidently I can do it. Although I didn’t vote ”I AM AN AMBIDEXTROUS LIZARD!” because I didn’t notice that option until after I voted. I’ve really gotta start reading all the options before I vote. 😂

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Moon Spirit ☽

Lol, no. I look stupid trying.

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moist crevice
Posted (edited)

I can do thumb and any other finger on both hands as well as with my toes on both feet. 
 

 

Edited by Kimchi Peanut
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bobbypin

Both hands but it's so quiet you can barely hear it.

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fooledbysecrecy

both hands, middle fingers best. they're probably in the best position to make that sound hitting your palm.

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Skycaptain

Nope 

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Jelle van der Lee

I can, but with my left hand only. I can't explain this.

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Phoenix the II

Neither, and please don't snap em near me... It's an awful sound to hear :S

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SithApprentice

There are people who can't snap? Or people who can only snap with one hand? 😲

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Ms. Carolynne

I can do it with my middle finger and ring finger on both hands. I'm not ambidextrous though, or a lizard person. I'm your typical left handed people person, I promise.

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Guest

Also left-handed, definitely not a lizard person considering my sensitivity to heat, but equally bad with both hands. Sometimes I can get a good, sharp click, but the rest of the time, fish out of water!

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kiaroskuro

With both hands.

For a second I thought I was an ambidextrous lizard, but then I realised that nope - thumb and ring finger rather sounds like some kind of dead fish.

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Firefly8

I can't snap 🙁

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A-Panda

Both hands, lizard-style - though right is louder. And now I'm wondering: If some people don't use thumb+ringfinger, what do you use? 😅

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DatMattser

I cant snap my fingers. Oh well it isnt too much of a big deal to me personally.

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Jelle van der Lee
On 4/1/2020 at 3:41 PM, Greypan.da said:

If some people don't use thumb+ringfinger, what do you use? 😅

Middle finger :D

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Karst

I can click my jaw the way some people can crack their knuckles.

On the other hand, I can't whistle at all- I chipped both of my top front teeth falling off a skateboard as a teenager, and the ceramic-y stuff the dentist filled the space in with doesn't have the slight ridges that the original teeth did.

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Sky Tune Rein

I can snap with both hands, with middle and ring fingers even at speed to the point it almost sounds like a castanet. I'm unable to snap necks with them though, which sometimes would be more useful.

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