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    How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Dear All,

    We have five movable parts of the toes, in English how to say their names one by one?

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    If you mean the names of the individual toes, I don't believe they are all commonly named. There's the big toe, obviously. And the little toe. In between, not so much naming going on.

    You could refer to them according to:

    This Little Piggy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Certainly if I said something about my "roast beef toe" I would expect people to understand the reference.

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Toes do not have five moveable parts. If you are asking for the name of each toe, you can find that easily in Wikipedia.

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    #4

    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    But have you ever used names for the second or fourth toe, aside from "second toe" or "fourth toe"? I'm with Dave - big toe, little toe, and not much in between.
    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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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Hi,

    However, if you are looking for the names of the joints of the toes: Toe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Doesn't everybody call their toes biggy, longy, middly, fourthy and titch? I am surprised.

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Doesn't everybody call their toes biggy, longy, middly, fourthy and titch? I am surprised.
    When I was a very small child, my dad used to call mine Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, while tickling my toes and making me laugh. For years, I thought he had made up those names!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch
    That brings back memories: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 1966 'bend it' colour!! - YouTube

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    Re: How do you say five movable parts of the toes?

    I had no idea you danced like that!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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