Amusing Ash Wednesday note

On Twitter today, I saw someone refer to the mark from ashes as an



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  1. JohnE says:

    May have come from this post (slide 10)

    The Eight Type of Ashes You Might Get on Ash Wednesday

  2. mamajen says:

    Haha! People are so clever.

    For some reason mine didn’t stick, and it looks like I don’t have any at all.

  3. Eric says:

    For a fast day, it sure is going slow.

  4. frival says:

    I facepalmed today at work which resulted in most of the ashes coming off onto my palm. There must be some sort of theological significance to that, although I have yet to figure out what it is.

  5. janeway529 says:

    Looks like Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles joined in on the fun:

  6. acricketchirps says:

    mamajen: Next year don’t shower for several days beforehand. Mine are still there.

  7. markalves says:

    Regarding the origins of #ashtag, I helped popularize it by creating this parody that trended on Twitter and was later covered by the BBC:

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