Blurt!Commonplace Book

“Translated, the inscription reads, ‘May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.’ … This purpose was confirmed when the authors searched for evidence of head lice on the comb under a microscope and found some remains on the second tooth, still in the nymph stage of development.”

(See also the discussion at Language Hat.)

posted Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 8:00:00pm PST