Centipedes: 100 legs? or 1000? or 80?

In Catalan we call “centpeus” (100 feet) to that animal that has many legs (similar to a caterpillar). On the Wikipedia I can see that it’s also called “one hundred legs” (not feet).

I like how it sounds in French: “mille-pattes” (pronunced as /milpat/). Means 1000 legs (hey, more than in Spanish or Catalan).

But in Turkish it’s called 80 legs. And in Greek… 40 legs! Even less than in Catalan (and much less than in French, 1000 legs!)

Different languages, different legs. Maybe I should plot a world map with the different legs per language.

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