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Post 1

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

What's the name of the indented thing in the middle of the upper lip?

Lil


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Post 2

Taipan - Jack of Hearts


Over here we call it 'the indented thing in the middle of the upper lip'


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Post 3

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence


No, really, I know it has a name. Something monosyllabic and non-medical sounding like zarf or sprid.


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Post 4

Niten

How about "philtrum?" Don't ask me how I knew this.

-N.


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Post 5

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence


Yes, that's it. I remembered it as soon as you said it.

Are you good at trivia or just a genius on body parts?

Lil


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Post 6

Niten

Both. smiley - winkeye

But in this case, in a weird spasm of synchronicity, I read about "philtra" in a book about a week ago.

-N.


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Post 7

Hoovooloo

I'd be prepared to bet folding money that most people around my age discovered the word "philtrum" in relation to Conservative Prime Minister John Major.


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Post 8

Orcus

...and that Virginia Bottomley found him sexually attractive smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

Hoovooloo

By far my favourite fact of the 90s is that "Virginia Bottomley" is an anagram of "I'm an evil Tory bigot".


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Post 10

Orcus

Yes, that one never gets old


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