I always need to think about which hand is my left or my right but I didn’t realise until entering America that I didn’t know which finger was my index one. I need to know this as U.S. Immigration want to keep prints of my index fingers as I’m entering the country. When I presented the wrong finger to be printed the officer helpfully told me that I need to use the “pointy” one. All my fingers look pointy to me.
This made me realise that I don’t actually know how to describe my individual fingers. What do you call the finger between my middle one and the little one? Is this always known as the “ring” finger or does that only work in places where people wear wedding bands?