Pimp My Word | Episode Four

My friend Lindsay, who makes and sells jewelry, reports that her mustache earrings are selling like hotcakes, likely for ironic reasons. She asked me to pimp the word mustache. I found a variety of mustache slang, but my favorite came from my Webster's New World thesaurus: soupstrainer.

A mustache blog offered some other slang: grass grin, lip foliage, face fungus, and nose neighbor (another good one). Anyone else have any good ones? And what's your favorite?

Mustache (or moustache if you're a Brit) comes from the "Middle French moustache, from Old Italian mustaccio, from Middle Greek moustaki, diminutive of Greek mystak-, mystax, meaning upper lip, mustache," according to Merriam-Webster online.

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