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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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'emphysemia' instead of emphysema
'Prostrate' meaning prostate
'bronical' for bronchial
'ammonia' for pneumonia
'I've got blood pressure' (thank fuck for that, you'd be unconscious otherwise!)
'I've got sinus' (yes, we all do you cock-jockey!)
I'm sure there are more but I'm too cross to think properly now.
(, Sat 10 Apr 2010, 2:55, 2 replies)
'She had sugar, y'know'
i.e. diabetes.

Years ago, people used to call diabetes 'sugar diabetes', which was often shortened to 'sugar'. My mother still calls it that. Sounds hopelessly ignorant.
(, Sat 10 Apr 2010, 7:31, closed)
another one to consume me with the rage!

actually I now wait for them with some fondness; patients of a certain age can be almost guaranteed to come out with one or another....
(, Mon 12 Apr 2010, 7:44, closed)

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