The 6th finger……

Raise you thumb and someone you hail,

Raise the index finger and talk in detail,


Raise your middle one and it surely offends,

Raise your ring finger and bachelorhood ends,


Raise your little one and take nature’s call,

But there are some with a 6th one, a do-it-all!


When you raise this, you commit to a PhD,

And the 6th one stays till you get the degree,


A multi-use finger, this one turns out to be,

Does things for you, to many locks, it’s the key


It switches tabs when Professors walk by,

Updates Facebook status, oh-so-quick-and-sly,


Presses “Enter” and matrimonials it submits,

Google talks with all, SciFinder Scholar, it quits,


It clicks and to Coffee Board, it takes you,

Downloads latest software and movies to view,


It does more than all other 5 can do,

Call it a PhD finger, it’ll carry you through


This coveted 6th finger, needs a PhD to be,

So, PhD aspirants, use it well, a degree it’ll guarantee………



  1. sandeep said,

    December 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    nice one πŸ™‚

  2. Ananthakrishnan said,

    December 15, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Hahaha… totally…

  3. Vinod said,

    December 15, 2009 at 1:47 am

    I thought something else 😦

    Especially after reading “to many locks, it’s the key”

  4. bhavin said,

    December 15, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Is it the first one on the second hand? πŸ˜‰ I’d like to see this finger sometime

  5. nitesh said,

    December 15, 2009 at 8:30 am

    πŸ™‚ cute

  6. Sundaram said,

    December 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    BUT, all PhDs have no sixth finger

  7. Sundaram said,

    December 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    BUT, all PhDs do not have a sixth finger!!!

  8. lukman said,

    December 15, 2009 at 7:43 pm


  9. Pritesh said,

    December 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    @Sandeep: Thank you
    @Ananth: Indeed! πŸ˜‰
    @Vinod: Enlighten is about what you thought! πŸ˜‰
    @Bhavin: Enroll in PhD first! πŸ˜€
    @Nitesh: Cute? πŸ˜€
    @Tata: The ones doing PhD would understand Tata πŸ™‚
    @Lukman: Thank you

  10. karthik said,

    December 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    nice one Pritesh !! πŸ™‚ Innovative idea πŸ™‚

  11. Madhurima said,

    December 21, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Hi pritesh…

    Lovely and innovative:) Could so so relate to so many lines…


  12. altered egos said,

    January 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    πŸ™‚ good one

  13. Pritesh said,

    March 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    @ Karthik: Thanks…I’d been thinking about it for a while but got around to getting the right words only recently….
    @ Madhurima: I’m sure any PhD should be able to relate to this feeling! πŸ˜€
    @ Manjari: Thanks! πŸ™‚

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