Tuesday, June 16, 2009


funny word of the day: shammy

Definition from freedictionary.com:

1. shammy - a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, shammy leather
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
wash leather - piece of chamois used for cleaning and polishing

The most famous shammy, of course, is the Sham-Wow, hawked via late-night infomercials. According to its pitch man, Vince Shlomi, "It's like a chamois, a towel, a sponge...you'll say WOW every time." Shlomi was arrested for assaulting a prostitute this March so I'm not sure how much I trust his word.
To make your own assessment, check out the official Sham-Wow website: https://www.shamwow.com/ver8/index.asp

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