A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are currently 3 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter E.
to foreground the role of electronic technology in shifting the range and possibilities of cultural wandering. rn(Overend (2013) DOI: 10.14439/sjop.2013.0101.03)
Submitted by: David Overend

earl-footed / hurdle-footed / club-footed
as in “He’s got feet like an earl-footed turnip” (said of someone who walks with his feet turned out). from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982). Many of these terms are from the 17th-century and were brought to Newfoundland with the settlers from England (the majority were from Wessex, mainly the counties of Dorset and Devon), and from Ireland (the majority were from a 30-mile radius of the city of Waterford). These terms survived here in Newfoundland after falling out of use in their original countries.
Submitted by: Marlene Creates

(French) Meaning both to wander and to err
Submitted by: Carl Lavery

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