New One on Me: The Five Finger Forehead

By | March 11 2011 | 54 Comments


A summary of a conversation which occurred at my place of work recently:

COLLEAGUE ONE: “Oh I like your ring! Where did you get that?”

ME: “Ah thanks! It’s Scott Wilson for ASOS. There was actually a matching bracelet but I was kinda put off it because I saw it on Amanda Holden, and y’know ….”

ENTIRE OFFICE IN SYMPATHETIC TANDEM: “ah God poor Amanda Holden. Desperate what happened to her.”

Amanda was given a minute of respectful silence and then:

COLLEAGUE TWO: “she does wear awful clothes though.”

COLLEAGUE THREE: “AND she has a five finger forehead!”

Readers, not really being au fait with America’s Next Top Model or any Tyraisms barring SMIZE, this was a new one on me. A five finger forehead!? What could it mean? Colleague three helpfully demonstrated by placing her hand across her non-five-finger-forehead. Colleague one was quick to point out that equally bad would be a two finger forehead. Entire office was in stitches at this point.

So, the burning question for today is, how many fingers is YOUR forehead – and no cheating! Spill in the comments.


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54 Replies to "New One on Me: The Five Finger Forehead"

  • Hehehe My sis and I are always laughin about the size of our five heads hehe Gimungous so they are ;)

  • LoLo says:

    Oh god, another thing to worry about!

    I’m about three and a half…that’s good is it?

  • Feefurs says:

    4 fingers here….Oh Dear

  • ArtDonatella says:

    Ooohh, very informative post :)!First time hearing this too!
    Four fingers here! Is that bad??? :)

  • Almost 30 says:

    I’m a four head. Although I frequently say I have a five head as it’s on the large side.. I think I might need to invest in one of those fake fringes from yesterday

  • CiB says:

    I have a GIANT forehead, more like 20 fingers :(

  • daiseeboo says:

    hehehe I have never heard this before. I have a 3 finger forehead (that sounds a bit filthy) but what I want to know is, what is the desired number of fingers to forehead expanse?

  • Lurganista says:

    When I was a young child we use to call Tyra Amanda et al Tefal head! Because there was an AD on tv for Tefal wit aliens wit large 5 finger foreheads TeeHee. Brings it all back!!!

  • travelbug says:

    3 and a half here, though like Daiseboo I’m left wondering what the optimal finger/forehead ratio is?? : )

    Reminds me of when years ago my friend found a product on the Rimmel stand which was designed to smooth out your lip wrinkles before you put on lipstick (not your average lip balm mind) and she turned around and said to me “do you think they’ll ever run out of things to try to make us worry about?”

  • dee-fu says:

    I have a fiver and i like to cover it with a fringe that starts at the back of my head ;-)

  • Kezia says:

    Four and a bit head, it’s huge! Any other Real Housewives of New Jersey fans out there (god it’s great!)??…. Theresa on it has a one finger forehead, it’s crazy looking.

  • Charlotte says:

    I have four finger forehead and a fringe to hide it! When I was at school a boy said to me that you could take a plane off from my forehead…he was 5ft nothing and this was in secondary school so he had his own problems the little tosser…

  • PinkPanther says:

    Six fingers. I never realised I had an unusually large forehead before…Something else to worry about in addition to the wrinkles. Luckily I got a fringe cut in a few weeks ago or I’d be hiding under my desk right now

  • blondie says:

    ah jaysus im dyin to find out how many mine is but im in the middle of a coffee shop would probably look a bit odd :)

  • ArtDonatella says:

    Imagine how many ladies are measuring their foreheads as we speak! I hope you’re happy Kirstie, you got us all on ‘I’m checking if I have high temperature, and I need a mirror for this ?!’ move! Deadly :)!

  • Mandy78 says:

    Ha! I’ve never heard of this before, though I have heard Tyra commenting on hers on ANTM. Mine’s three fingers. Is there a recommended size?

  • Breige says:

    4 fingers (thanks Dad!). and back in the olden days, I’d be considered beautiful with it, women used to pluck their hairline to make their foreheads bigger!

  • travelbug says:

    ha ha Kezia, I know who you mean – def better to have a fiver in that case – you have the option of a fringe at least. Trying to think – I can’t really think of anyone else with a one-er

  • ince says:

    I have a 4.5 finger forehead and I was told in childhood that it is a sign of intelligence- so I never worried about it..:)

  • dreamgirl says:

    A “4” here too, but with a horrible hairline that looks like it might be receding..but it’s not I swear! Also thanks to my Dad…

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