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Is there a socially correct or at least a medical term for, uhmm, nose goblins? Sinus boulders? You know. Boogers? We all know the correct terms for most of our body parts, pieces, and excreta, but this one escapes me. The one thing that is never discussed on TV after everything else has been exposed.

-- John Neumann, Houston, Texas

It's boring old mucus. Wet or dry. Picked or unpicked. You'd think medical science could do better, wouldn't you? Mucus reaches full boogerosity when it captures dust from the air or perhaps bacteria or some other crud and coagulates. Even if there were a scientific name, we'd still just call 'em boogers anyway. But considering all the entertainment they've provided mankind over the ages, I agree that they deserve better.

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