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  • Mascara?

    August 5, 2009

  • the root of 'mascara' is 'mask'.

    August 5, 2009

  • I think the clue for "mascara" would be "menos barata", or possibly, "more expensive for a Spaniard", or more exotically, "mother's got a cicatrix", or "mom's Italian vehicle", or possibly I should just stop now.

    August 5, 2009

  • keep trying!

    August 5, 2009

  • Alcohol? from kohl?

    A very wild-assed guess.

    August 5, 2009

  • correct! very powderful!

    August 5, 2009

  • I have wondered for many years why males in particular, but also some females, think "mascara" is any kind of makeup for the eyes (including eyeshadow, browliner, and eyeliner), rather than just the clumpy shit we're supposed to comb into our lashes, which is what is actually meant by the term (usually, at least commercially). Perhaps the etymology is at fault.

    At any rate, it is a cool word.

    August 5, 2009

  • actually, I often find a fine sprinkling of eye shadow on my eye whites even during the most careful maquillage.

    it's great fun, if males are present, to wipe it off manually without flinching. the cringing and general sissy horror thereby evinced can make one's day.

    August 5, 2009

  • Yes, I, too, find the cringing and general sissy horror when I'm sticking a sharp pencil near my eyeballs without flinching to be quite entertaining. :)

    August 5, 2009

  • mm, you get makeup on your eye whites? O.o

    I can honestly say that has never happened to me.

    But the pencil thing, yes. And then you complain that it's not sharp enough and make it even pointier.

    August 5, 2009

  • mascara is from an arabic word meaning "buffoon"?

    August 8, 2009