This evening the Boy and I had the toe debate again, viz. that the fact that my 2nd toe is longer than my big toe means that I am deformed. As usual the debate descended into name calling – I likened his big toe to a fish finger for instance.
The cold, clear voice of reason (Wikipedia) unfortunately AGREES with Adam! In French my toes are called pied de Néanderthal. I won’t go into the debate on whether Wikipedia is an authoritative source, but I head for my bed tonight a broken woman.
Ah well – at least the Statue of Liberty has the same toes as me. And not a hint of the fish finger about them.