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2008-06-24 09:00:00

Blackheads. Pimples. Zits. Most teenagers suffer at least a minor breakout at some point. Some have it worse, with more than a few probably having embarrassing stories ranging from a prom-night blemish to daily hallway name-calling. But acne isn't just a scourge of adolescence. Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond suffer from it. That's according to the American Academy of Dermatology, although it doesn't have statistics about how many -- they're hard to come by, according to an e-mail...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'