Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Word of the week- infradito

As summer wanes (especially here in Boston, where it is unseasonable weather- whatever that means for New England), I should inform you before it is too late of the Italian word for thong, flip-flop, or any sandal that has a strap between your tootsies. They call it "infradito," literally, between toes. The Italian word for finger is dito (irregular plural, le dita). Toes are called "foot fingers" (le dita del piede). So, thongs or flip-flops are what you might be putting on your foot fingers for a few more weeks.