Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 13:48:02 -0400 From: Robert Ness Subject: Re: pop one's fingers -Reply A friend of mine, African-American, reports that "finger popping" means that one is going out for the evening, as in "Are you going out fingerpopping tonite?" No specific activity is referred to, though dancing is a common meaning. My friend was born in St. Louis, to parents from Alabama and Kentucky. She says that she has heard and used the expression most of her life.