Many years ago, on the bottom of some small plastic widget that came from somewhere in the far east, I found the mysterious inscription: fongitar. By now exactly what that widget was, and where it came from, are long forgotten.

But the inscription had me laughing for days, and still occasionally raises a chuckle, just by saying it. Phong-guitar. Fong-git-arrr. So I like the absurd and nonsensical.

Back where it was made, it must mean something colossally mundane, but in my lexicon it will forever be a word of surreal mystery, absurd potential. Funny too.

update: Google now turns up the following:

FONGITAR is a medicated scalp liquid. Zinc pyrithione ...

FONGITAR is indicated in the treatment of scalp disorders such as dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and pruritus.

Shake the bottle. Wet the hair and massage FONGITAR into the hair, scalp and surrounding skin. Leave for 2-3 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use 2-3 times weekly for at least 3 weeks or until the condition clears. For prevention of itchy and scaling scalp conditions, use FONGITAR once Weekly.

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