This is Miles. My friends at school said sticking up your pinky is a swear in China. Is that true? Thank you.
This was Kari's thoughtful response:
Hi Miles :)
That was a really good question. And in fact, I had to do a little digging to find out. Sticking your pinky up means you are referring to something that is "small". So most of my Chinese friends and co-workers have told me that it would depend on how you meant it to mean something bad or not. Does that make sense? I am sure you could think of some normal ways to use a pinky to indicate small and some mean ways ... probably the nice/normal ways are the best :)