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  • So you think you have small feet?

     David Rowland updated 13 years, 9 months ago 11 Members · 59 Posts
  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    I was sent this by shane today and thought i had to share it with you all… thanks shane, this is pure minging mate :vomit: :lol1:

    In the 10th century, in China, legend says a prince began the practice of foot binding because he loved the small "Lily Feet" of his concubine. The tiny foot became the mark of a wealthy and well-born woman.
    For over 1000 years, rich women had their feet bound.

    The new Republic banned foot binding in 1912, and the custom finally died out in the 1930’s.

    The perfectly bound foot was only 3" long. Women who got their feet bound could not walk, run, or dance.

    Foot binding began between the ages of four and seven. A strip of bandage ten feet long and two inches wide was wrapped tightly around the foot. The four small toes were broken and bent under the sole. The arch of the foot was bowed to make the foot shorter.
    The bandage was tightened each day and the foot was put into smaller and smaller shoes.
    In two years, the process was finished. By then, the foot was useless for walking very far.

    Bound feet had to be washed and cared for daily. If toe nails grew into the instep, infection could set in. If the bindings were too tight, gangrene and blood poisoning could occur. The bound foot was painful and tender forever. It often had an unpleasant smell.


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  • Warren Beard

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    (oogle) :vomit:

    That’s almost as bad as a kitty in a bottle 😕

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Don’t know why you thought you had to share this with all of us Robert and I won’t bother to thank you for doing so :lol1: :lol1:

    Unfortunately I have quite small feet, although they were never bound. I have often wished that my feet were a bit bigger, just to help my balance honest :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    picture 6 looks like its a hand with its thumb up stuck to a dodgy heel 😕 truly minging 🙁

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    he sent me that too ………… it’s horrid …………. and sad 🙁

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    quote :

    a prince began the practice of foot binding because he loved the small “Lily Feet” of his concubine

    this is all very well but surely the prince must have thought this through.
    oh my beautiful wife to be has tiny little feet in tiny little silk red shoes…
    only when he gets her home and off come the kit shes sporting to clinched fists for feet. :shake:

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    I have to admit that I know absolutely nothing about foot binding what so ever but I had always thought that if it was done properly then the feet retained there original proper foot shape and were just small because they had been unable to grow as they normally would. I always thought that this sort of deformity was down to it not being done correctly.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    your right to an extent martin, when i was 4 my parents wrapped a bandage through the middle of my legs and up over my head. tightening it every day just a little bit more as the days passed.
    now look at me… my basketball scholarship is up the spout! 😕 :lol1: :lol1:

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Robert, obviously your parents didn’t know how to do it correctly then :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    not so sure about that mate, you stood next to me? 😕 :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Robert, have another read of my post. It was not your height I was referring to when I said they did it incorrectly :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: i see what you mean 😳

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    From reading romance novels I know that the sight of a bound foot to a Chinese man was a potent aphrodisiac.
    Shane sent me that too!
    Here’s a pic of my tiny feet. I think they’re cute if I do say so myself!
    They’re wide from walking barefoot for 44 years.
    Mom’s are even smaller.
    Love….Jill


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  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

    is that Oracal 751 black nail polish? 😉

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Robert, how dare you imply that a traditional signwriter with so much talent has vinyl on her nails :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I can tell your fortune from that pic if you want Jill.

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Go for it Harry! 😀

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    I’ll wait till Jill says its ok because people get weird about fortune telling.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    jill likes that sorta thing… as i do… well… in some ways. :lol1:

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    I now have a picture in my head of loads of pictures of members feet on the site so Harry can tell them all their fortune :lol1: :lol1:

    I already know mine are bad luck so I won’t bother 😥

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:11 pm
    quote Robert Lambie:

    jill likes that sorta thing… as i do… well… in some ways. :lol1:

    what are we on about here Rob? fortune telling or are you having a ‘butter’ moment?

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    just read that back… 😳 :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

    yeh, definately butter buttocks…
    "canie whack a bit o’butter on yer cheeks" 😕

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    that’s one of ‘those posts’ Rob! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    I seem to be missing a few posts, how did we get from Jills feet to Roberts backside?

    On second thoughts I don’t really want an answer to that question :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    ohh you dont want to ask mate… 😳 :lol1: :lol1:

    all im saying on the matter is "Lurpak spreadable"

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    You’re spot on Martin ……. best not to ask! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    and an Oracal thong 😮

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    quote Robert Lambie:

    ohh you dont want to ask mate… 😳 :lol1: :lol1:

    all im saying on the matter is “Lurpak spreadable”

    KerryGold KerryGold Rob….dont be common!!!!! 😀 😀

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Well you have lost me now which is probably just as well because I am a fragile wee thing and would probably be corrupted by the answer.

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    I could believe that Martin ………. it’s the wee look of innocence on your face 😉 😮

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    & terry toweling socks, moon walking to Michael Jackson’s "billy jean"

    i need to get out more :worry:

    .

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    quote Harry Cleary:

    KerryGold KerryGold Rob….dont be common!!!!! 😀 😀

    as long as your recommending a product you have used yourself harry? 😉

    and to think the friday traffic is gonna get all this first thing 😮

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    twice! as I said Rob 😀 😀 😀

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    There’s a very good reason for that Marcella.

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    oh dear ……….. those terry towelling socks have been mentioned now too …….

    and Harry ………… we don’t want to know about your experiences with Kerrygold!!!!!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:34 pm
    quote Harry Cleary:

    twice! as I said Rob 😀 😀 😀

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: im gonna have to ban myself if i keep this going 😳 :lol1:

    are you sure her name is Kerry, harry? 😀

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    😀 😀 😀 now that you mention it….coulda been Marge!!! 😀 😀

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Come on Harry you must remember, Kerry is the upperclass one and Marge is let us just say the more common
    :lol1:

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    May 31, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    I dunno Martin ….I was high on Polyunsaturates at the time….now she was a gal!!!…….Poly! 😀 😀 😀

  • Derek Heron

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 6:52 am
    quote Robert Lambie:

    & terry toweling socks, moon walking to Michael Jackson’s “billy jean”

    should that not read michael jacksons jilly bean

    .

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 10:39 am

    I thought the jilly bean thing too.
    Have at my fortune, Harry.
    I’d be curious to know…as long as I’m not going to die tomorrow.
    I think that’s regular nail polish tho, the Oracal would have been too tricky to cut.
    Love….Jill

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Are you sure Jill? I’m the seventh son of a seventh son!…I’m told I have a gift…….I can see some of the past in those feet too. Just want to be sure your comfortable with the truth!!! 😀

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Now I’m really curious…I thought nobody knew about that axe murder in 1979….
    (I’m #7 in my family too)
    Love….Jill

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 11:38 am

    I was going to make a comment here, but after reading all the posts, I can’t remember what the subject started about 😳

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 11:43 am

    ok Jill, I hope this doesnt upset….are you sitting comfortably????

    A. This Little Piggy went to the Market,
    B. This Little Piggy stayed at home.
    C. This Little Piggy shall have bread and butter.
    D. This Little Piggy will have none.

    E. and this Little Piggy will go wee wee wee, all the way home!

    I see it all Clearly!!

    I’ll get me coat!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😳 😳


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  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Funny you chose that foot…
    I was expecting:
    E: ran the screen door over the toe and broke it last summer.
    B: Second toe longer than the big toe, a hereditary feature in out clan known as "Welsh toes"
    Mind the gap between them, I could open a beer bottle with that, and notice the discoloration across the top of the foot where my brother Kevin accidentally ran it over with a car last summer.

    We say-
    This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none, and this little piggy cried
    "Harry Cleary is a Flibbertyjibbet!"
    Bet you’ve done that trick lots of times in the pub!

    Love….Jill

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    quote Jillbeans:

    Bet you’ve done that trick lots of times in the pub!

    Love….Jill

    Now who is the physic??? 😀 😀 😀

    Don’t mind me Jill, I’m hanging around with children too much!!

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    quote Jillbeans:

    Flibbertyjibbet!”

    …erm … yeah… thats the word I was thinking… or something like that… :lol1:

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    quote Harry Cleary:

    quote Jillbeans:

    Bet you’ve done that trick lots of times in the pub!

    Love….Jill

    Now who is the physic??? 😀 😀 😀

    Don’t mind me Jill, I’m hanging around with children too much!!

    either that or you have the mental capacity of a 4 year old! 😉

    what’s a physic? psychic 😀

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm
    quote Marcella:

    quote Harry Cleary:

    quote Jillbeans:

    Bet you’ve done that trick lots of times in the pub!

    Love….Jill

    Now who is the physic??? 😀 😀 😀

    Don’t mind me Jill, I’m hanging around with children too much!!

    either that or you have the mental capacity of a 4 year old! 😉

    what’s a physic? psychic 😀

    don’t be insulting 4 year old’s!!! 😮 😮

    ‘Physic’ didn’t re-read that before hitting ‘submit’ 😳

  • Gavin MacMillan

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Hmmm ,my second toe is bigger than my big toe as well, I’m definitely not Welsh though!

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    …neither am I!
    That’s my surname.
    😳
    I’m a Heinz 57.
    Love….Jill

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    quote Gavin MacMillan:

    Hmmm ,my second toe is bigger than my big toe as well,

    It’s the sign of an intellectual apparently. 😀
    so they say ………..

  • Gavin MacMillan

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    and who am I to argue 😉

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    didn’t think you would Gavin! :lol1: Mine are the same length …… so that must mean I’m neither brainy or stupid!!!!! 😮

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Well I’m keeping my mouth shut because my second toe is quite a bit smaller than my big toe 😳 😳

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    quote Harry Cleary:

    ok Jill, I hope this doesnt upset….are you sitting comfortably????

    A. This Little Piggy went to the Market,
    B. This Little Piggy stayed at home.
    C. This Little Piggy shall have bread and butter.
    D. This Little Piggy will have none.

    E. and this Little Piggy will go wee wee wee, all the way home!

    I see it all Clearly!!

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: That was funny Harry

  • David Rowland

    Member
    June 1, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    yeah… i enjoyed it too harry… u be doing stand up next :lol1:

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