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  • noun typography the pointing hand symbol, used in printing, graphics or signs, to draw attention to or indicate something


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From Latin, manicula ("little hand")


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  • Got Medieval:

    The Post (and Shep) explain:

    Writers, and often readers, she Shep said, would annotate medieval manuscripts with drawings of pointing hands to emphasize particular passages. "It's a human hand saying, 'Look, I'm here and I'm reading this with you,' " she said. "They're saying, 'Hey, this is me in the text,' and 'Let's have a conversation.' "

    Depending on who you ask, these sorts of symbol are called fists, hands, digits, or manicules. I'll be using the latter term from here on out, because "manicule" sounds more pompous and obtuse--and therefore more scholarly. You can find manicules all over medieval texts...

    June 11, 2008

  • Personicule might be more gender sensitive...

    June 11, 2008

  • wait! There is a list for that word...

    June 11, 2008

  • PERSONSTRIONICS!!!!!!!!, perhaps, 'gus?

    June 11, 2008

  • Yes! Added!

    June 11, 2008