Friday, November 23, 2007

Pityriasis Rosea

Having worked as a professional writer in the past (although you wouldn't think it from all the typos recently) I have a vague interest in etymology. I didn't notice at the time but my dreaded skin disease (not contagious, thanks for asking) breaks down into three words:

Pity (which means sad)
Riasis (which means rash)
Rosea (which means red)

I went to the doctors with a sad, red rash and got it diagnosed with great precision as a er, sad, red rash.

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