I'll have you know that the Merriam-Webster word of the day is trichotillomania. I know that because BethJ subscribes to the Merriam-Webster's word of the day e-mail, and she so kindly forwarded it to me this morning, with the following note: "I promise to tell you if you have an 'unfortunate array of bald spots on the crown' of your head. Thank you for only pulling out one strand at a time."
I laughed. Hard. Because if you know me (please see 90, 91, 92), that is hi-larry-us. Of course, it's only funny because I have yet to have an array of unfortunate bald spots along my crown. But the fact that it's the word of the day is, in fact, quite funny.
How do you drop that shit in a sentence? Oh, I know. Ask Merriam-Webster:
The Word of the Day for July 1 is:
trichotillomania \trick-uh-till-uh-MAY-nee-uh\ noun : an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair
Example sentence: Connie's trichotillomania left her with an unfortunate array of bald spots along the crown of her head.
Did you know? The word "trichotillomania" derives from the Greek "trich-" ("hair") and "tillein" ("to pull or pluck"), along with the suffix "-mania" (from "mainesthai," meaning "to be mad"). People suffering from trichotillomania will routinely pluck hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or other parts of the body, usually impulsively but sometimes with careful deliberation (such as by using tweezers). Some researchers believe that it may be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The word for this condition first appeared in English around the dawn of the 20th century (it's generally thought to have been first coined in French by a French dermatologist).
And to this I ask - does this make me crazy? And that answer is yes, my friends, it does.