Thursday, December 22, 2005

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus

The three year old saw him for the first time today, but only from a distance. Oh, you want to know if he was excited?

Well, let's just say his reaction would fit in HERE perfectly.

I kid you not, the poor lad actually had

goose bumps
noun, plural
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear. Also called cutis anserina, goose flesh, goose pimples.
"goose bumps." The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. 23 Dec. 2005.

In Spain, the condition is called piel de gallina (hen skin). I wonder if other languages use still different birds.