Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Is this a moustache?

Meet Mike Solomons, distinguished member of London's famous Handlebar Club and jovial veteran of numerous international beard and moustache competitions.

Mike is not permitted to have a beard, since the Handlebar Club specifically does not allow beard. To qualify for Handlebar Club membership, one must possess a moustache, defined as "a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities."

In Berlin Mike tried to enter the freestyle moustache category. However, the powers that be (the pre-judges, appointed by the Association of German Beard Clubs, and all members of clubs in the AGBC) informed Mike that he could not compete in the category of his choice since he did not have a moustache but a beard!

Well, it seems the problem has to do with language. There is no word in German for moustache. What English speakers call a moustache is in German just a certain type of beard (Bart). Sometimes it's called a Schnurrbart (literally, "string beard"), sometimes an Oberlippenbart (literally, "upper lip beard"), or perhaps a Schnauzbart (literally, "snout beard"). So, for the German speakers who were officiating, Mike's moustache was none of these, as it certainly wasn't a string, covered more than his upper lip, and extended far beyond his snout. Mike ended up in the freestyle chin and cheek beard category.

What do you think? Does our friend Mike have a moustache or a beard?

24 Comments:

At October 18, 2005 5:39 PM, Blogger Emily Santiago said...

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At October 25, 2005 7:35 AM, Blogger porkmuffin said...

looks like a 'stache to me!

 
At October 27, 2005 7:47 AM, Blogger DavidTraver said...

I would call it a free style stache.

 
At December 01, 2005 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally a moustache, and a very classy one at that.

 
At December 09, 2005 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a beard to me

 
At February 20, 2006 6:04 PM, Anonymous pj said...

totally a stache!!

 
At May 09, 2006 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that hair on that mans upper lip??? I believe it is! How very astonishing... id like to declare that a stache of impecable culture.

 
At May 27, 2006 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a very stylish and sartorial stache, if ever i seen one.

 
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It certainly wasn't a string, covered more than his upper lip, and extended far beyond his snout. Mike ended up in the freestyle chin and cheek beard category, which is not a surprise.

 
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