I've been ordered by a Pipeline reader via finger and dictionary to post about...phlegm. Good thing that other current fascination isn't spelled "phart", right?
Phlegm. Why can't it be spelled "flem?" What's the point of the letter "g" I wonder? Beats hearing the word "mucus." Uck.
In medieval times, phlegm was known as one of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause sluggishness, apathy, and evenness of temper. Evenness of temper? I don't think so. Try going on a week and a half of coughing up that crap in the shower. Or hang out at our house when my brother and I just finished eating ice cream. Good thing we humans have moved on from leeches and bloodletting.
I know its purpose is to lubricate and protect organs and linings in the body, but ew. Heck, a lot of stuff about the body is ew. I'd just prefer it stay inside.
Hey, this topic sucks. Sorry, Cheryl. I find it difficult to come up with thought-provoking and hilarious conversation on this subject. Probably because it doesn't relate at all to pharts and I can't recall a funny first-hand story. Like the time my brother managed a "fireman" phart. Anyway...