Humorous disease names (UNCLASSIFIED)

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Jun 5 01:05:00 UTC 2008

>"Head of a golden
>retriever," "gigantic eyeball" and "possession by the prince of
>darkness" are a couple of others.

Note: I originally listed only two, then later added a third but
neglected to change "a couple of" to "some." Calling a list of three
things "a couple" is not a common feature of my dialect or idiolect.

Also, it's actually "children born with the head of a golden retriever."

James Harbeck.

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