One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Mickelson walked with a splay-footed agricultural style, often with a shy, rather silly half-smile on his face.’
- ‘In this case, both knees face outward leading to a toe out or splay-footed conformation, yet when the dots are connected they form a straight line.’
- ‘Yet I bet if I were to raise some trifling question about, say, the number of splay-footed widgeons in Somerset, I would have the answer in half an hour.’
- ‘She walked in a splay-footed manner and bumped into a post.’
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