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Monday, October 10, 2005

Wallis and Fortuna (again)

In Wallis and Fortuna public display of the male nose is considered indecent. Male Wallis and Fortunans (Wallisians and Fortunans?) cover the nose with the small triangular hood known as the nmbti.

Modernising opinion, however, advocates the phasing out of the nmbti. Sarcastic liberals have taken to wearing a mock nmbti coated in velcro, so that on the performance of the traditional male nose-kiss greeting they are able to snare and bear off the other nmbti, leaving the other man helpless to retrieve it as he sinks to his knees and hides his face in his hands.

The situation is serious, but not an emergency (yet). No one wants to return to the dark days of the nmbti riots of 1972.

The female nose women can stick anywhere they want. No one cares about that.

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