Ask McFartnuggets: “Why Do They Call It Dental Floss? What Other Types of Floss Are there?”

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Dear McFartnuggets: 
Why do they call it “Dental floss”? How many other kinds of floss are there? It’s not like you go to the store and ask for floss and they say “Okay uhh WHICH KIND? Ya gotta be more specific here!” Why would they name it dental floss? That’s so stupid! Just call it floss! It’s just floss! -- Becky from Malibu, Florida

Dear Becky:
Actually some other countries call cotton candy “candy floss” or “fairy floss” so that is another kind of floss. Floss means “cottony fiber” so that name makes sense even though you should probably use some dental floss after you eat it. Also there is a lesser known product called “butt floss.” It’s more of a novelty joke product, but basically it’s a dental floss for your butt. It’s something you can use to clean between your buttcheeks like they’re giant flesh teeth. Sometimes thongs are called “butt floss” too. So there are a few types of floss out there. If you walk into a Wal-Mart and ask for floss they might ask you if you’re talking about fanny floss. It’s a common misunderstanding.

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