Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Topic Options
#775 - 03/20/00 07:39 AM big toe
sachin Offline

Registered: 03/20/00
Posts: 6

I once knew the techical term for big toe, but now have forgotten, please could someone let me know.

Thanks ever so much


#776 - 03/20/00 10:48 AM Re: big toe
cadaver Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Ohio USA
I probably should add that the thumb is pollex

#777 - 04/03/00 11:44 PM Re: big toe
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10532
Loc: this too shall pass
as an interesting aside (or not), Thomas Pynchon, in _Mason & Dixon_, writes as follows: "Mr. Warford peers over at his wife, who for the second time tonight desuperpollicates...." -- gives a thumbs down

#778 - 04/04/00 12:41 AM Re: big toe
Hallyx Offline

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 9
Loc: Southern CA
Oh, but I must weigh in on this thread. "Hallux" is, of course, the medical term for the lower proximal phallange. My handle is a creative misspelling.

As a falconer, I chose it to imply the austringer's connotation: the large hind talon of a falcon or hawk--- the one that pierces the heart of her prey.


"I knew if I stayed around long enough, something like this would happen."
--- Epitaph - George Bernard Shaw


Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8862 Members
16 Forums
13844 Topics
218956 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
uvulacig, wordola, ATurner, Gayu17, fastnana
8862 Registered Users
Who's Online
1 registered (endymion6), 38 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 79
LukeJavan8 64
wofahulicodoc 62
A C Bowden 46
May 25
Tromboniator 8
BranShea 3
tsuwm 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11613
tsuwm 10532
LukeJavan8 7567
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
wofahulicodoc 5916
of troy 5400

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith