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    Question pinkie shick?

    Hello :)

    I was watching a Canadian sitcom, and a mother and daughter had a sort of deal or promise. Then they put their smallest fingers (pinkies) together and said something like "pinkie shick".

    Is that a common way to make a pledge or promise?
    Is it pinkie "shick" or something else. I did not hear it very well.

    Thanks :)


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    Re: pinkie shick?

    Very much a North American custom - linking the little fingers is a "pinkie swear" and indicates a promise made that cannot be broken. You will need a native Canadian to explain the second part of the phrase, which is not what was used by my little friends.


    It might have been "pinkie stick"??

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    Re: pinkie shick?

    I was almost 11, a very mature age in my opinion, when I came to Canada, so I never used that particular custom. However, I think my daughter did, and it was a "pinkie promise". And, yes, it means a promise NEVER to be broken! At least in a young girl's life.


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    Re: pinkie shick?

    I am American and raised my kids in the US. I think sometimes it is called "pinkie shake" because it is like shaking hands to make a deal or an agreement.

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    #5

    Re: pinkie shick?

    Pinkie shake makes sense!

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    #6

    Re: pinkie shick?

    Thanks everyone for your input
    Pinkie shake, pinkie shake

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