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There are lots of strange words for body parts in English

10 strange words for body parts

Did you think that that well-known children’s song: ‘Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes’ had taught you all the body terminology that you would ever need to know? It turns out that you were very wrong! We’ve put together a list of the most obscure words for body parts that you probably didn’t know. 1. hallux […]

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Body parts

Eyebrows, cabbages, and other body parts

The etymology of the English language is awash in body parts. We have hundreds of words that have been formed, Frankenstein-like, by taking bits and pieces of the human body. For instance, we have numerous words containing hands in them – chiropractic comes to English from the Greek root kheir (meaning hand), and the Latin word for […]

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