"anal astigmatism" bad

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue May 13 18:00:03 UTC 2008

yes, an ocular astigamtism involves a warped or wrinkled eyeball--doesn't 
quite work for the anus, does it/
In a message dated 5/12/08 11:54:51 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> At 11:38 PM -0400 5/12/08, James Harbeck wrote:
> >I think I first heard (or read) this joke two or three years ago. I
> >seem to recall retelling it with a slightly more clinically accurate
> >name (glaucoma can cause blindness but isn't itself a form of
> >blindness), but obviously "anal glaucoma" is the form that's in
> >circulation, and I would imagine it's accelerating in spread.
> Yes, I was thinking that "anal astigmatism" would at least be
> orthographically alliterative, and while astigmatism also doesn't
> involve blindness per se, one could say "I can't come in today,
> 'cause I have anal astigmatism--I can't hardly see my ass goin' to
> work."   But too late now; it's "anal glaucoma" or nothing.
> LH
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