Archive for May 6th, 2005
For, I think, the first time in my life I saw the words “hare lip” in print today. I’d always imagined it to be “hair lip.” It’s odd when things come along that remind you that, like your Mum tells you as you strop off to your bedroom, you don’t know everything.
It is, of course, totally obvious why a cleft lip is also known as a hare lip: it resembles a hare’s lip. But I thought, for some unknown reason, it could be because a taut hair could pull the lip into that shape.
All I need to do now is write a kerrazzee farce about Nazis featuring a bloke called Herr Lip and my world will be complete.