The Face Hole Series

You May Think It’s Funny, but It’s Snot

The average person produces about 34 ounces of snot a day

Photo: Trude Jonsson Stangel / Unsplash

Ever wonder why nasal mucus is called snot? It may sound rude, but it comes from the Old English word, gesnot, which dates back to the late 14th century and literally means nasal mucus. Snot has the same etymology as snout and snite, which…



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Dr. Linda Dahl

Dr. Linda Dahl


Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, @doctorlindadahl