(occasional) dispatches from my life.
So is it a goatee or a van Dyke? A friend recently taught me that a goatee is when you have only the beard point part (like a goat), but when you also have the mustache, it is a Van Dyck (or Van Dyck) named for 17th Century Flemish painter, Anthony Van Dyck who sported such.However, after looking it up, I have seen both terms used interchangebly (is that a word?). Oh well, I like Van Dyke because it sounds more hip and like you know something you really don't. I may have to grow mine back now.
The Van Dyke does sound a bit hipper. I wonder if Van knew the sort of influence he'd have upon human civilization.
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