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MUSTACHE


MUSTACHE 

            The year was 1922 when the name mustache was invented.  It all took place at a baseball game in the Bronx.  Until this time the hair in between the lip and nose was unnamed.  It was always referred to as the “third eyebrow.”  Some called it the “nosebrow” while others called it the “lipbrow”.  It was August 12, 1922, when the name was patented.  The mustache was discovered by a man named John Stash.  He had the hair underneath his nose that we now know as the mustache.  In between innings at the ballgame, John went to get a hot dog and while putting on the mustard, the Yankees hit a home run.  Due to all the commotion, John doused his wiener in mustard.  He returned to his seat and took a big bite of his ball park lunch.  The Yankees hit another home run, the first back-to-back homers for the Bronx Bombers that year.  The crowd was ecstatic, and John jumped up in great joy in the middle of a bite of his mustard-saturated hot dog.  The hot dog was finished, and the ball game was over.  John turned and began walking up the aisle when John’s brother-in-law cried out, “Hey John Stash, you’ve got mustard in your nose brow.”  Other fans looked toward him and overheard that there was mustard in John Stash’s lipbrow.  Then there it was – a fan said, “Look, he has mustard….Mr. Stash has mustard on his face.”  Just then someone combined the last name with the condiment.  The discovery of the name MUSTACHE was assisted at that time by a Yankee fan who liked to twist words and make up new names for body hair.  His name was JoeLlash, the inventor of the EYE LASH.

 

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