The Word of the Month


November 2012

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Movember (noun): A combination of the words "Mustache" and "November". Also called 'No shave November'.

A made-up holiday where men grow mustaches and beards to promote cancer (awareness).

Movember Miscellany

Mustaches are sometimes called 'staches' (US) or 'taches' (UK). A stash is also a place to hide drugs or money. Coincidence?

A female equivalent to 'No shave November' was proposed, but received little support. Surprise.

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