Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wisdom teeth do not impart wisdom...

...rather, copious amounts of pain and frustration when extracted. And that is why I am MIA, folks (should anyone have been wondering).

       

Featured photos of my Disney dinner (applesauce) and tons of cuddles with these guys. They're enjoying the extra couch privileges, I'm enjoying the extra love.

And just in case you were wondering why the fluck they are called "wisdom teeth," according to KAPLAN:

"The usual answer is that they’re thought to be called “wisdom teeth” because they appear so late—much later than the other teeth, at an age in which people are supposed to be wiser than children – which is when all your other teeth grow. Easy isn’t it?

The real origin of the word is more complicated though. 

The term Wisdom Teeth comes from a mistranslation of the Dutch word for these teeth, ‘verstandskiezen,’ literally ‘far-standing-molars,’ referring to the fact that they are located at the back of the mouth. In Dutch, such compound words are contracted (written without the spaces), leaving the first part of the word as ‘verstand’ which can correctly be translated as ‘wisdom’ or ‘understanding,’ in English."
 (You're welcome.)

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