"laid" and other random BE slang in the HDAS

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 28 20:49:06 UTC 2004

>Congrats on the comeback, in every sense of the word! My wife is a
>breast-cancer survivor

Not much fun, but being a survivor is always better than the alternative.

>and my brother completed two months of
>hopefully-successful radiation therapy for prostate cancer just last
>week. He said that a major side-effect forced him to give up public
>transportation and go back to driving. He now feels at one with the
>women in those "Gotta go! Gotta go! Gotta go right now!" TV ads. On the
>plus side, he was already bald before the therapy.;-)

Well, the hair does grow back, albeit either less or more curly (and,
I understand, sometimes a different color, although that didn't
happen with me).  I'd just as soon skip the (Southern-end) side
effects of prostate surgery/radiation, from what I've heard about it,
but in the end it may not be my call, if my remission lasts long
enough for such issues to develop.

In my case, the cancer was/is non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a particularly
aggressive variety called mantle cell.  No symptoms from the disease
(which turned up during a routine colonoscopy), but the chemo wasn't
much fun...


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