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.
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…
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 🙂
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?