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champignon de mousse

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  • I just added it to mollusque's "Not edible" list.

    August 12, 2011

  • The fine white froth around the lips that is a characteristic of drowning victims. This definitely seems like a candidate for someone's (reesetee's?) "worse than it sounds" list. Most of the google hits for this term are gastronomic in nature, but there is a pretty delightful link to googlebooks:

    Police Files the Spokane Experience : the droll Detective Bailor

    I came across this indirectly while reading Ben Macintyre's "Operation Mincemeat"; in a discussion of the problems associated with faking a drowning victim, he refers to this particular symptom, but gets it wrong, calling it "champagne de mousse". It took a while to track down the correct term.

    August 12, 2011