13 Things You Didn't Know About Moustaches

Whether you have one, want one, or wish they'd all disappear, the Mo is making a comeback. Just in time for Movember, the author of One Thousand Moustaches lets us in on some hairy little secrets. 

By Allan Peterkin

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1. You Can Call Them Almost Anything

There are numerous slang terms for the moustache. Most reflect its tendency to retain food and drink or its association with sex:

-Bristle batons
-Cookie duster
-Crumb catcher
-Grass grin
-Lip shadow
-Mr. Tickles
-Tea strainer
-Upper lipholstery

© 2012 by Allan Peterkin. "One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo," published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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