What is "toejam," as in "toejam football"?

Dear Cecil:

What the hell is toejam, anyway?

Cecil replies:

Dear Goofy:

The grotty stuff that collects between your toes, of course. A "toejam football" is the disgusting ellipsoid that forms when you rub it with your finger. What Freudian significance it had for the Beatles (cf "Come Together") I’d just as soon not know.

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