Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Most Manly of the Competitors

I was on Wikipedia to read about Linn Creek, Missouri and I couldn't help but search for Mustaches. If you have time you should defiantly read through the article, it's very interesting.

For example, did you know...
  • Some common vernacular terms for the moustache are stache, tache, tash, pushbroom and mo.
  • In some countries, it was obligatory for soldiers to grow moustaches. The British Army, for instance, forbade the shaving of the upper lip by all ranks from the 19th century until the regulation was abolished by an Army Order dated 6 October, 1916.
  • An English moustache was formerly used in Melodramas, movies and comic books as a shorthand indication of villainy. Snidely Whiplash, for example, was characterized by his moustache and his cape
  • The Moustache has engendered the invention of quite a wide variety of accoutrements designed for the care of a gentleman's moustache, including moustache wax, moustache nets (snoods), moustache brushes, moustache combs and moustache scissors. The moustache cup is a drinking cup with a partial cover to protect the upper lip from froth in the drink

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At 11:05 AM, August 26, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

I wish I had a snood.


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