Humorous disease names

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 8 02:56:44 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Benjamin Zimmer <
bgzimmer at> wrote:

> There's a lot of (mostly apocryphal) medical malapropisms/eggcorns out
> there:
> Alzheimer's disease -> old timer's disease

I saw this one in the wild while caring for my mom, who had it.

Mark Mandel

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