Ken writes: Now it comes out. My chin had no sooner made its reappearance than an ugly anti-moustache prejudice revealed itself chez nous. One would think that in these enlightened times there would be space for a man to express his masculinity with the lip-insulating snugness of a moustache. But nooooooooooooooooo. Fortunately, Dot is off to a conference in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday so I will be free of her oppressive disapproval for a week before commencing the return to full barbigerousness.
p.s. Does anyone know a proper synonym for ‘moustache’? Google revealed only frivolous descriptive phrases, such as ‘mouth brow’ and ‘lip rug’, to me.