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  • Support Normal English term for this. Septentrionalis 20:43, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Why was this moved here in the first place, anyway? Algebra 22:40, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
    • It was done by a vandal (the current name is a misspelt french swear word), but I don't want to just copy & paste it back 'cause that will lose the edit history. I have posted the page on requested moves. FiggyBee 04:43, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Done. —Nightstallion (?) 11:25, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


As far as I can tell, perfricari is a verb describing the use of a strigil (it means "to be rubbed off"). The actual latin word for strigil is strigilis. FiggyBee (talk) 01:47, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


I have read that sand was mixed with the first application of oil and rubbed into the skin, after which the strigil was used to scrape, and then a scented oil or herbal salve was finally rubbed in. But I'm no expert. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Sand? You've never been to the beach, one gathers. "Read" indeed.--Wetman (talk) 20:04, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Wetman, your sarcastic dismissal is childish, not to mention foolish. Even a cursory Google search shows many references to the use of sand and oil together, to be scraped off with the strigil. I'd also like to suggest you try this mixture as a beverage, it could only improve the quality of your verbal emanations. --Weeping rash (talk) 17:25, 3 July 2010 (UTC)