I went out for a business lunch today hosted by a bloke from Missouri and we got talking about American politics. Somehow we got onto Bill Clinton and how he seems to believe that he ought to still be President. I asked him if he thought Hilary would resign as Secretary of State this year and run in the Primaries against Obama. He thought it unlikely because it would be considered bad form to run against an incumbent.
From there he got onto the fact that Hilary always wears pant suits to hide her cankles.
Now cankles isn't something I am familiar with so I sort of laughed and pretended I knew what he was talking about and first thing I did tonight when I switched this thing on was google it. So for those as ill informed as I am let me say that the Urban Dictionary defines cankles as -
"The area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus; medical cause: adipose tissue surrounding the soleus tendon, probably congenital, worsened by weight gain and improved in appearance only by boots. From the English "calf" meaning wide portion of the lower leg, and "ankle" meaning slender joint of leg with foot."
So now I find myself wondering if this is a common affliction. There is a cankle haters group on Facebook and dozens of people called Cankle which I reckon I might consider changing if it was me. It would be like having a name like Cameltoe or Halitosis, OK for a laugh but you wouldn't want to live with it. There are youtube videos on how to get rid of cankles and people have even written books on them. And apparently the fact that Hilary has them is well known to most septics [for non-Aussie readers septic is short for septic tanks which is rhyming slang for yanks).