Saturday, July 23, 2011

The philtrum, not the filtrum

I always thought philtrum was spelled filtrum, and as a child I read the word lingerie long before I ever heard the word spoken, so thought it was pronounced linger-ee. Anyway, forget my ignorance, back to philtrum and how useful it is to have a word to name the dent below the nose, which although serving no purpose, seems so intrinsic to a person's appearance, My Xavier has such a defined philtrum, it's often the point where I start, when drawing his face.


Blogger Penny said...

Like Xaviers philtrum, dont think I ever knew that was what it was called, obviously my education was lacking some what. Or is it something you have to know to win at scrabble?

7/24/2011 7:48 AM  

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