20 March 2012

Greek Foot

You may have noticed in my previous post; "Clam", that my foot has a longer second toe.
 There are a few names for this, depending on how you feel about it; morton's toe, huguenot toe, and the somewhat derogatory Neanderthal Foot and metatarsus atavicus. I, however, am choosing to put on a brave face and align myself with the more flattering term 'Greek Foot'. This long second toe was considered the ideal proportion in classical sculpture. The Colossus of Constantine,  Liberty and David all have Greek Foot.
So I'm in edified company?  

1 comment:

  1. Back in the 80s one of my college roommates told me that it meant you have royal blood. That, or were descended from pirates. Both are pretty cool connections to have.