Belly Buttons

I always try to learn the word for belly button in different languages.


 I am terrible at learning languages, but one word isn’t so bad to remember.


 It appeals to my sense of the trivial.


I’m not going to list all the different words because I would embarrass myself trying to spell them.


 You will have to take my word for it.

3 responses to “Belly Buttons

  1. Have you read The Meaning of Tingo? It is a great book. I don’t remember it including “bellybutton” but there were lots of other great words from around the world…

  2. I haven’t read that book, but I’ll keep a look out for it.
    I usually figure out the word for ashtray pretty quick too 🙂

  3. Ashtray schmashtray. What you really need to know to get around the world is the proper term for a “person who deals in stolen cats” 🙂

    Or maybe I’ve just been a lucky girl?

    Wait. What?!

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