Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Brooklyn Keeps Coming Up With Even More Comical Ways For You To Spend Your Money

"A trio of 'style-conscious germaphobes' have designed a scarf made from special germ-filtering cloth, in a high-tech bid to keep nasty bugs at bay — particularly on the subway. The Scough — a mashup of the words 'scarf' and 'cough' — was the brainchild of Alexa Nigro, Ari Klaristenfeld and Andrew Kessler, who couldn't stand another winter riding the subway next to people who don't cover their mouths when they cough. The scarf that retails for $39 to $59 on the company's website and on Etsy, can be drawn around the face to act as a fashionable mask, its creators said."

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KarenUhOh (#19)

My brainchild is a hypoallergenic nylon stocking to use when I want to go into a liquor store to obtain funds to spend on $59 scoughs.

So far I'm calling it the "Sick Em Up," but then I don't have two other people working with me on the project.

Josh Michtom (#6,069)

Goddamnit, I may be a pedant, but somebody has to say it: A "mashup" of two words is called a portmanteau. OK, I'm done. As you were.

Amasa Amos (#9,654)

@Josh Michtom Or a portmashup, as it were.

BadUncle (#153)

@Josh Michtom Eine kleine komposita?

Amasa Amos (#9,654)

Also: don't scoff at the Scough.

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