Humorous disease names (UNCLASSIFIED)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jun 5 03:10:18 UTC 2008

How about "a fungus on my gus"?  Only reported to me orally, so I
cannot vouch for the spelling.  And dates to perhaps 30-40 years ago.


At 6/4/2008 08:39 PM, James Harbeck wrote:
>>Also featured in that episode were Count Choculitis, Hot Dog Finger, and
>>inverted penis.
>Oh, "the condition known as hot dog fingers" -- I know that one from
>a long list of horrifying side effects in a spoof drug ad from an
>e-trade commercial from about six years ago, "Nozulla" (see
> "Head of a golden
>retriever," "gigantic eyeball" and "possession by the prince of
>darkness" are a couple of others. None of them quite match up to a
>real (though rare) side effect of certain antibiotics, however:
>"black hairy tongue." I am not making this up. No, the antibiotic is
>not Jack Daniel's 750 mL qid.
>James Harbeck.
>The American Dialect Society -

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