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Richard Lawrence Cohen

Many people think that no word exists in English for this cleft. But my eldest son, John, learned at about age ten that it's called the philtrum, and he proceeded to pester everyone around him with his knowledge of this word. He even wrote a letter to his favorite cartoonist, Bill Griffith, to ask why the cartoonist's main character, Griffy, lacked a philtrum. A signed original drawing of the character with philtrum was promptly mailed to John.

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