Did you know that the medical term for uncomplicated acne is acne vulgaris? Now, at 26, I understand its etymology – vulgaris means "common" or "ordinary" in Latin. We see that in the common Latin translation of the Bible, which was called "The Vulgate." It is the root of our word "vulgar," which now mostly means rude or indecent.
Now imagine you are 13 years old, unread in Latin, and staring at your first prescription bottle of topical acne treatment.
Talk about insult to injury.