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#204156 - 01/10/12 07:42 AM Hypochondriac
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
"From Greek hypochondrios (abdomen, which was believed to be the seat of melancholy)"

This certainly describes the state of my abdomen last Saturday morning. frown
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#204157 - 01/10/12 07:54 AM Re: Hypochondriac [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: down under
were you 'indulging' too much Rhuby?

It always amazes me that Florence Nightingale was called a Hypochondriac!

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#204163 - 01/10/12 11:01 AM Re: Hypochondriac [Re: Candy]
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Friday night is 'boy's night out!' frown

Wasn't Flo addicted to Laudanum? Many women of the era were, and gave their reason for taking it as some form of vague "ill health."
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