Gleemule (glee’ mule) – n. (a unit of measure) One unit of toothpaste, measured from bristle to bristle. (Not to be confused with GLEEMITES, which are petrified deposits of toothpaste found in sinks.)
I’m not sure how many people actually use a gleemule as a unit of measure. It seems like one of those obscure measurements that is not all that accurate, like a cubit. Just like the cubit, the measure of a man’s arm from his elbow to the tip of his middle finger, the gleemule depends on the size of the head of one’s toothbrush. So not only would none of them be exactly the same, there might be more variations than we realise, due to the odd shapes that new toothbrush heads come in, like cubes or diamonds. Some of the rotating heads are even round for polishing. Does a gleemule equal the one standard inch of an old-fashioned 70s-80s brush,or is it the pea-sized amount recommended by most dentists? What of the sniglet’s origin? Gleem toothpaste is still out there, but it does not get the advertising it once did. I suppose it still does the trick when keeping teeth white and one’s breath fresh for hours, but as a unit of measure, you’d best just stick to inches or centimeters.
Gleemites – n. Petrified deposits of toothpaste found in sinks.