Now and again one comes across a word in English and has reason to remark “there really was no good reason to come up with that.” Today, this role will be played by pseudomamma,
from the same roots as the ‘pseudo–’ of any number of English words and the ‘mamma’ of ‘mammaries.’ Yes, doctors have a word for ‘third nipple’ to use in contexts where people not understanding what they’re saying makes their lives easier. Also starring, as the context for the use of this word, and as it so often does these days, is the internet. Specifically
BMEzine, the acme of body-modification exhibition sites; yes, one person in twenty has a third nipple, and yes a goodly number of them has piercings there. For your edification and distraction, its gallery of third nipple piercings.
Not safe for work. That was the Coral Cache mirror, original here. Via the comments at Jamie Zawinski’s Livejournal. Warranty void unless customer resides in the European Union. Stocks and shares may fall as well as rise.
posted by Aidan Kehoe
on Jan 17, 2007 -
did a survey regarding tatoos and piercings in the workplace. Half of the managers responding to Vault.com's survey on body modification in the workplace said they were less likely to hire someone with visible tattoos or body piercings.
posted by radio_mookie
on Apr 3, 2001 -
is a cool online comic by David Gaddis. It's received a minor plug before
but I think it deserves a little more attention. I don't want to give away too much but it's not some angsty ode to genital rings or anything. Caution: big files.
posted by davidgentle
on Jan 10, 2001 -