Or how about 'Merthiolate'?
Or how about 'Merthiolate'?
Oh yeah. Mother's little helper. Generously slathered over any fresh cut or scrape.
Oh yeah, killed a germ or three with that stuff.
Mom really should have bought it by the gallon.
My mom believed in either Bactine when I'd simply had an accident, or alcohol went I'd been stupid. I got a lot of alcohol on cuts & such....
Yep and if that didn't work the standby was always this:
The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
Personal failures are too important to be trusted to others.
Both "M's" as well as HP
The 9 of us grandchildren would get cut on purpose just for the attention grandma's applications entailed.
My mom would use Mercuerochrome for the minor cuts and scrapes, Merthiolate for the average ones,
and Iodine for the serious ones that didn't call for stitches. As I remember it they stung in the order listed and I would beg for either one instead of iodine!
OMG. My mother tortured me throughout my childhood with that stuff.
"it takes two to behavior"
It would be difficult to explain exactly how this happened, but I once had a British commando dagger stuck through the palm of my hand. My friends were kind enough to hold me down while they poured vodka through my hand.
'Course now we know those "treatments" kill tissue and retard healing. Irrigate with saline, hold it closed if necessary, and let it heal.
Did it have something to do with the fact that the vodka-as-antiseptic was ready to hand?It would be difficult to explain exactly how this happened . . .
This was my parents' cure-all. It didn't turn you red, but it stank and stung.
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for nature cannot be fooled."
I've got a bottle of macurechrome rolling round in the medicine cupboard gathering dust.
I'm not that old, stopped the kids from whinging over little scrapes
"I'm built for comfort, ain't built for speed." - Willie Dixon
"I refuse to grow up, as I believe that it’s not mandatory." - Chuck "Paladin" Phillips
“Telecaster: Most basic kick-ass electric guitar ever made. (I should place IMHO right about here, but it's a natural and universal truth.)” -Tweed's Blues
"The truth of the matter is that I like my whiskey straight, my coffee black, my beer dark and my women feisty." -J. Madison
Dettol in our house
Sanity is optional, but by no means necessary
There were a few old faithfuls. The above and a dose of cod liver oil
Merthiolate was the one of choice in my family. Had much of that stuff painted on me through the years.
Most of them. Then there's phenol, Friar's Balsam and Icthymmol aka Black Ointment.
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The participants sit in a circle and toss a knife (the British commander dagger works best) although I've played the game with an Arkansas Tooth-pick). The knife is tossed to the next player to one's right...blade-first'. If one catches the blade solidly, and and without flinching, it does not cut. If one flinches, then the carpet needs cleaning.
In the next round of the game, a bottle of vodka is passed around the circular...then the dagger...
You follow what happens next...
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Hah, yes, owie!
Brioschi for upset tummy... sort of like an Italian cool lemon-tinted Alka Selzter noodle.
Il colore del cielo, la forza del mare.
I was introduced to it in the Boy Scouts about 1950. At home we only had iodine.
HAVE it in the medicine cabinet, Norm. Stings and WORKS like hell!!!!!
Nothing else matters but how I raise my children ... and their opinion of me, as a father.
Yas bunch of whooshes! I cut half my foot off at 8yrs old! Whiskey bath and a snotty handkerchief. Swimming in 10 minutes again!LOL!
$kipper 68 :fatal error...The more I learn,the more of danger to myself and others I've become! !
Youse guys were so lucky. If we got cut, we had a different kind of pain to look forward to. "You get any of that blood on anything and you'll get yer backside tanned"
"Bundinn er bátlaus mađur" Bound is boatless man.
Growing up it the Mississippi delta, we had so many mosquito bites that I never knew of anybody putting Merthiolate on them. All exposed skin would have been dyed red. We just used it on cuts and scrapes.
Yeah I was tortured with that stuff a few times.
I got to the point where I wouldn't tell anyone about my stupidity and just treated it myself with duct tape, paper towells and a squirt of Windex.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Martin Luther King, Jr.