Piano Legs

The Japanese have a disparaging expression “daikon-ashi,” that refers to a woman’s legs (ashi) as resembling a daikon, which is a long, lumpy, white radish with almost no shape other than a taper at the end and maybe a few hairs here and there.  Political correctness aside, the expression is funny once you see a daikon.

We also have a similar expression, “piano-legs,” and to be fair, I will point out that men’s legs are funny on their own and any joke about them would be redundant.  I never understood the term because no piano I ever saw had legs anywhere near resembling anything on a woman.  Until now.

This is an antique square grand piano from the mid-1800s on display at Longwood Gardens, and is no doubt the source of the expression.  These are real piano legs, Honey.

RWalck@Verizon.net

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About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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