Love for Words — Tonsorium

April 1st   2019 ___ A fellow needing a haircut might step into the local tonsorium. From Latin noun tonsor meaning “clipper” and the verb tondere meaning “to shear,” a “tonsorium” is a location where a skilled barber, or tonsorial artist, offers services. Traditionally, these services were offered to men, as barbers were trained to artfully …

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