Tuesday, September 30, 2003

- Cas clinique no.23 -: "CAS CLINIQUE No. 23"
"Quel est votre diagnostic "



Google Search: Trichophyton Mentagrophytes

Tinea Corporis - 11: "Tinea Corporis - Left hand - Acute inflammatory changes with pustules
Culture demonstrated Trichophyton mentagrophytes"

Fungus in his face fungus

The poor guy caught it from "le cochon d'Inde" at his home.

Le cochon d'inde: "En anglais : Guinea pig, littéralement cochon qui coûte une livre."

Monday, September 29, 2003

kinkyturtle: Today's word from the Forgotten English calendar: "Today's word from the Forgotten English calendar
'Rabbit you!'

Confound you. Another form of the oath is 'rabbit your head'.

--William Cope's Glossary of Hampshire Words and Phrases, 1883

So, the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, just yell 'Rabbit you!' It's fun!"
Stefan's Florilegium: ">Don't do this to good leather. While urine is used in some tanning
>processes, it is *stale* urine, not fresh - the goal is to get the urine to
>decompose, creating urea compounds that act as a natural bleaching agent.
The _Forgotten English_ calendar had a recent day devoted to the uses of
stale urine. The one that I cannot forget is its use in flavoring 17th c.
ale. "
BBC - Coventry and Warwickshire Culture - Warwick Castle Gross Out: "Gongs & Pongs

For those brave enough to get close, the authentically stinking and pestilent gong farmer will share the highs and lows of life as a castle toilet cleaner.

Kids will get the chance to come face to face with the waste this manure shifting human powerhouse would have shoveled in a day - and nose to nose with the resulting pong. "
Dictionary.com/gong: "gong
\Gong\, n. [AS. gong, gang, a going, passage, drain. See Gang.] A privy or jakes. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Gong farmer, Gong man, a cleaner of privies. [Obs.]"

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Jim Kalb's Palindrome Connection: "Madam, I'm Adam."