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#15294 - 01/19/01 10:52 AM Re: Medical malapropisms
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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medical tautologies
and the southern American favorite, sugar diabetes.


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#15295 - 01/19/01 11:23 AM Re: Medical malapropisms
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I really don't know whether this one is true or not, but one of my medical friends told me once that a husband had got up alongside a doctor's head when the guy's wife came home and said that the doctor had told her she had "a cute vagina". The medico was puzzled for a moment, but then realised it was malapropese for "acute angina", the real diagnosis.

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#15296 - 01/19/01 09:58 PM Re: Medical malapropisms
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>"Just relax, you'll feel a small prick in your groin."


Thank goodness that was in a jugular vein.

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#15297 - 01/19/01 10:07 PM Re: Medical malapropisms
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Ted Sed: Thank goodness that was in a jugular vein.

Are you ever threatened with physical violence over your puns? It was a good one!

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#15298 - 01/19/01 10:11 PM Capital (Kiwi) Punishment
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>Are you ever threatened with physical violence over your puns?

No but my wife beats me every time

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#15299 - 01/19/01 10:25 PM Re: Capital (Kiwi) Punishment
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Are you ever threatened with physical violence over your puns?

No but my wife beats me every time



If this keeps up, I may commit violence over someone's buns!




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#15300 - 01/19/01 10:30 PM Re: Capital (Kiwi) Punishment
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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If this keeps up, I may commit violence over someone's buns!


Well, Jackie, if you just can't bear it, remember the invitation to bare it!



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#15301 - 01/19/01 10:53 PM Re: Capital (Kiwi) Punishment
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Well, Jackie, if you just can't bear it, remember the invitation to bare it!

Oh, no, not again!

There are polar conditions here. My brown
truck slid when I hit the black ice in
Lasko, alabama. The mechanic, teddy, informed me that I'd damaged the oil pan, dang it.
His hair was grizzly, which matched the weather.
I took his picture with my Kodak because he was
missing an i.






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#15302 - 01/20/01 10:02 AM Re: Medical malapropisms
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Not exactly a medical malapropism, but perhaps permissible. In some cases of very severe heart valve damage, leakage causes powerful eddy currents and vibrations that can be felt by the doctor's hand over the heart, and is called " a thrill." At a large city teaching hospital, over a hundred medical students were lined up to take turns palpating the precordium of such a female patient. The fiftieth student, bored by the long wait for his turn, put his hand in the wrong place, and said to the guy behind him. "I don't get any thrill." The outraged patient jumped out of bed and locked herself in the toilet.


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#15303 - 01/21/01 10:11 PM Re: Medical malapropisms
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This one is from Geoff:
tautologies. My favourites are a coronary heart attack and a brain stroke.

"It's even worse- it's a pleonasmic tautology."



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