November is NATIONAL BEARD MONTH so get your crinigerous on…
Yes, it is.
On a kind of related note, I love finding interesting, intriguing, fun words to teach to my grandkids (it’s the retired English teacher in me), and crinigerous is one such word.
The definition of crinigerous?
crinigerous is a mostly obsolete adjective meaning hairy or bearing hair, pronounced kri-nij-er-us. What kid doesn’t like WORDS about things like hair?! My grandkids LOVE this word.
And what makes words obsolete, anyway?
Well, people simply don’t use them for awhile and they “fall out” of general use.
I say let’s bring crinigerous back because it’s a great word to say, to know and to use! Use crinigerous to describe an animal, an insect, a man’s face (or, ahem, back), a werewolf or story character. Look around today with your kids/grandkids and find crinigerous things, crinigerous people and maybe even crinigerous legs!
During November’s NATIONAL BEARD MONTH, men are encouraged to grow manly, crinigerous beards to bring back the glory of what was once the glory of man – the beard.
In Australia, where the mustache is called the MO’, November has been declared MOVEMBER, encouraging the resurgence of the mustache in order to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Every year during the month of November the Movember Foundation encourages men all over the United States to get involved. Movember Foundation’s goal is to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis, treatments, and reduction of preventable deaths. Movember Foundation also encourages men to get annual check-ups, know history of cancer in the family, and healthy lifestyles.
Some of the most famous (or infamous) and influential men in history have sported beards and/or mustaches. Why not research some of these men with your kids/grandkids today.
Here’s my husband Barry sporting his crinigerous back in 1976…
Get your crinigerous on during the month of November!