The other day, Michael, who has a cold, put in a request for Mentholatum. You can see where he wrote it on my little note-board on the fridge.
Normally the consummate speller, in his congested state he could not think of how to write it, except phonetically:
I was perplexed by this momentarily, until I read it out loud. Menthol-A-dumb? Ah, Mentholatum!
So we got him some of this....
and then I turned it into this!