Awash with tragedy (figuratively and literally) in the news, I felt we could all do with a bit of humor. Here it is:
MEDICAL TERMS FOR THE LAY PUBLIC (A-H)
Doctors spend the first part of their education learning an arcane language designed to make their knowledge look more obscure than it really is. The following represents a layman’s interpretation of some medical words.
Acute – opposite of ugly.
Anus – we didn’t do it.
Beri-beri – a fruit-flavored drink.
Biology – the science of shopping.
Bronchitis – what nervous cowboys experience at rodeos.
CAT scan – kitty search.
Cellulitis – a jail term.
Cerebral palsy – a smart friend.
Collagen – a university student.
Giardia – Italian police.
High colonic – a Jewish religious holiday.
Hippocratic oath – an exclamation when you get your hospital bill.
Hirsute – not his suit.
Hookworm – a fishing lure.
Hygiene – a greeting.
Feel free to offer up your own daffynitions. I’ll post them, along with new words (I – Z) next time around.