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October 12th, 2001

mulct & horrent

mulct \MULKT\, noun:
A fine or penalty.

transitive verb:
1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or demanding a forfeiture.
2. To obtain by fraud or deception.
3. To defraud; to swindle.

Mulct comes from Latin multa, "a fine."

horrent \HOR-ehnt\ adjective

Standing up like bristles, bristling.

From Latin horrent-, stem of horrens, present participle of horrere (to bristle).

Straight dope on...Toilet flushie-spray


I read somewhere years ago that when you flush the toilet with the lid open, a plume of contaminated water droplets is ejected into the air and lands on everything in the bathroom, including (yuck) your toothbrush.
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