Really, people? We're resorting to biting off people's digits to get our point across?
Can you imagine if this happened during the Constitutional Convention? That would have been one hell of a Madison-Jefferson letter.
M'colleague, Thom, I am writing you whilst taking for granted my very own grip on my quill; today during our elaborate discussion about whether to more faithfully adhere to Thomas Hobbes' Social Contract or Jean-Jacques Rousseau's State of Nature...a guy got his frickin' FINGER bitten off, man...Jesus...just be glad you're overseas banging your slaves, because this is getting pretty ugly.
That's an actual quote from James Madison.