This past week I learned several new words and phrases. Allow me to share a few with you.
Have just seen a cosmetic surgery press release about so-called “Speedo Sag”….Eww.
My first thought was the same as my OR crew, whom I polled. We all thought it had to have something to do with the parts of the male anatomy which should be covered by the Speedo, such as perhaps the scrotum. It doesn’t.
Many of the men who want to get the tummy tuck (aka “Speedo sag” surgery) have lost weight or started a fitness plan and are looking for a surgery that can remove pockets of fat or loose flaps of skin from their stomach.
The above phrase gave us some risible moments in the OR.
1. Laughable; ludicrous.
2. Disposed to laugh.
3. Relating to laughter.
It hit me as I was writing this that the facial muscle risorius -– who’s function is to retract the angle of the mouth to produce a smile — has the same etymology.
And now I hope you will forgive me for the above folderol, as I wish you many risible moments today.
1. Nonsense; foolishness.
2. A trifle; gewgaw.
From a nonsense refrain in some old songs. The word is also spelled as “falderal.”
*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*