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    Default describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    How does one call it if one leg is placed above the other leg, (but not cross legged), is it "fold one's legs" ?

    And can one "lead an exploration" ?

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    Default Re: describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    Hi birgit33

    I notice you are in Thailand at present.

    I'm wondering if you are confusing sitting cross-legged (e.g. sitting on a chair with one leg crossed over the other) with sitting on the floor in a "lotus" position (as used in Yoga, Budhism etc), as Thais very regularly do (but which might cause me serious personal injury!).

    As a NES, I might "fold my arms" but would not normally talk about folding my legs.

    On the second point, I personally have no problem with "leading an exploration" (or more likely an expedition).

    Hope this helps
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    Last edited by Route21; 21-Mar-2011 at 08:15.

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    Default Re: describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    No, it has nothing to do with yoga or whatsoever.

    Women tend to place one of their legs more often above the other leg than men do, that's what I can add. I'm sure there's an expression for it...

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    Default Re: describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    That's called crossing your legs, or sitting with your legs crossed.

    I tired to paste in a link to a picture, but the link didnt' work. I'll try again later.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    Hi birgit33

    See: cross-legged - definition of cross-legged by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    cross-legged [ˈkrɒsˈlɛgɪd -ˈlɛgd]adj
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    sitting with the legs bent and the knees pointing outwards [this is the yoga position]

    2. standing or sitting with one leg crossed over the other [this includes the "seated on a chair" position where, particularly ladies, place one leg across the other]

    According to the Free Dictionary, both forms are called sitting cross-legged in both AM and UK English..

    Hope this clarifies my earlier respose.

    Best regards
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    Default Re: describe leg position/lead an exploration ?

    Thanks to all posters, it's clear now.

    By the way, one cannot thank posters anymore by simply clicking on a "thank you" button ?

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    Hi birgit33
    The new way is via the "like" button at the foot of the post.
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