Humorous disease names (UNCLASSIFIED)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jun 5 12:31:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:39 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at> wrote:
> 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.

And the ETrade commercial recalled the Saturday Night Live spoof
commercial for "Happy Fun Ball":

--Ben Zimmer

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