Different roots… Interesting. I have to admit that I thought as a child that my feet were deformed because most people I knew (and most shoes were shaped for) Roman or Greek feet. However, now I see that I have Egyptian roots.
I said this to my Algebra Teacher once, she did not get it. That's okay, I didn't get Algebra either. My Geometry teacher had a far better sense of humor. Algebra never make sense until after I took Geometry any way.