Thursday, February 14, 2008



In an email with the subject line Rhinotrichosis, James Cooley writes:
I've had some fun with this imaginary complaint at doctors' offices. Thought you might be amused...
It might be an imaginary complaint for James, but it's a real one for me!

Rhinotrichosis doesn't appear in Google, so you can say that you saw it first here, on Laudator Temporis Acti. It means "excessive nose hair." Those who suffer from this problem owe a debt of gratitude to Celestino George D'Amato, inventor of the nose hair clipper (U.S. Patent 2,525,450).

Related post: Nosegay.

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