Could anyone tell me the specific names of toes, if there are in English?
Thanks a million
The only ones I know are 'big toe', 'little toe', and 'middle toe'. I think the other two are in a nominal vacuum, outside the physician's surgery.
I've heard people use numbers, but they can be confusing: which end does the numbering start?/ Is it 'Big' + 1-4?.... If 'big/little' defines the two extremes, the other three can be described by reference to them: 'the toe next to my big toe', 'my middle toe', and 'the toe next to my little toe' - not very elegant, but effective enough.
What about these?
The toes are, from medial to lateral:
Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 08-Jan-2009 at 14:59.
I've never heard the word "index" used in the context of toes.
Ha ha. Bobk, I found your explanation really hilarious in someway but useful for me. Thanks.
In the Chinese language, the equivalent of "index finger" contains the meaning of "eating." However, we also don't use the meaning of "eating" with the toe counterpart.
PS A warning for the unwary: the term 'hallux' is accurate and unambiguous, but I've only ever heard it used in TV autopsies. I wouldn't use the word, even to a doctor; 'I've hurt my hallux' is an expression I've never met in any context, although I suppose it might occur ina jocular exchange between medical students.