Tuesday May 15, 2007

This I Believe #23

...that if I were a doctor, every time one of my colleagues suggested a patient might have lupus, I would say, "Whoa!  Slow down, Dr. Van Helsing—those symptoms are certainly unusual, but I hardly think the patient is a werewolf!"

And it would never get old.

(This might be why I'm not a doctor.)

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My response would be to pedantically insist that the patient has lupum.

Posted by: includedmiddle at May 15, 2007 11:16:30 AM

The Latin for "werewolf" is versipellis (lit. skin-turner). Wonderful word, got it from Petronius when I was about 14.

Posted by: Pete Bleackley at May 16, 2007 1:14:32 AM

Funny. Best joke I've heard in a long time and got you on my Technorati favorites! Carry on my good man.

Posted by: Damien Riley at May 16, 2007 6:10:43 PM

Come on, Pete, surely you don't seriously expect us to believe that you're 2000 years old.

Posted by: Matt at May 17, 2007 7:28:57 PM

Come on, Matt, surely you don't expect...uh...nope, I got nothin'.

Posted by: The Tensor at May 18, 2007 2:18:53 AM

Here's my humble attempt at a joke in the same vein . . . I figure if you haven't heard it, you might get a chuckle.

http://rileycentral.net/wordpress/2007/05/26/phonemic-fun-with-phish-and-ghoti/

Posted by: Damien at May 26, 2007 10:02:21 PM