Monday, January 24, 2011

Word of the Week #121 - scurf

I just realized that this Word of the Week never got posted. So we're back-posting to make sure we have a Word of the Week #121.

- [SKURF] - noun

1. The scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin.
2. Any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.

A desperate vacuum cleaner salesman tried to scare me into buying his freakishly expensive product with tales of the horrible amount of scurf mounding up in our mattresses. I told him that I grew up in a farming community, and there were a whole lot worse things to be sleeping on. Trust me.

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