Someone recently asked me if I’m a linguist, and I’m afraid I replied in a somewhat saucy manner simply because the question tickles me.
In all seriousness, no I am not a linguist. I can barely speak English good on a day :P
I do, however, greatly enjoy languages, especially their quirks and oddities. One of them is the Romanian word for a body part, namely picior (pee-chore), straight from the Latin, meaning “foot”.
In Spanish, think pie. in Italian think piede and in French think pied.
But wait a second! In Romanian, picior also means “leg”. Yes, it means both “leg” and “foot” at the same time. If Romanians absolutely must differentiate the two, the leg becomes the “upper foot” and the foot is the “lower leg”.
AND NOW YOU KNOW!