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(Merriam-Webster)   The Merriam-Webster word of the day for September 21 is 'flehmen' as in: "No matter what the veterinarian said, my cat did not seem to enjoy the new 'Flehmen Hot Friskies' snacks"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Primate, Flehmen response, upper lip, Vomeronasal organ, Olfaction, Smell, Odor, Mammal  
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2021-09-21 12:00:16 PM  
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Frowns on subby's shenanigans
2021-09-21 12:11:55 PM  
Just occurred to me that I have never seen a Burmese cat do the flehmen thing and we've had lots of them for decades.
2021-09-21 12:31:55 PM  
That's a good word.
2021-09-21 2:12:43 PM  
He's an old Jewish guy named Mort.
Mort Flehmen.  He does not like hot friskies.
2021-09-21 2:13:37 PM  
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2021-09-21 2:16:40 PM  
I believe animals to it to take in the pheromones of fellow animals, like in their piss.
2021-09-21 2:23:06 PM  
It's what a lesbian says when she walks into a sausage party: "Fleh - men."

2021-09-21 2:25:50 PM  
I first read that as fleshmen.
2021-09-21 2:41:47 PM  
My kid was sick the other day. She was coughing up a bunch of flehmen.
2021-09-21 2:48:59 PM  

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Liet and the Atreides, duh
2021-09-21 3:11:16 PM  
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Fig. 1: Marjorie-Taylor Greene demonstrating the Flehmen response.
2021-09-21 3:43:48 PM  

Psychopusher: [Fark user image image 144x216]
Fig. 1: Marjorie-Taylor Greene demonstrating the Flehmen response.

Wrong end...
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