It is official, I have the flu. Yuck! It is amazing that such a little word contains so much physical suffering. I am lucky on one count-- at least it is not the stomach flu. But still. All I have done for the last 2 .5 days is sleep and cough and sneeze and blow my nose and ache and shiver and...well you get the idea. It amazes me that with something so horrible that our society hasn't come up with more creative uses of the word flu. Seriously, to me it holds worse connotations than most of the 4 letter words people use as insults. Think about it next time you are yelling at the driver who cuts you off... who knows, maybe you will curse them with the illness by calling them names. "You flu head!"
Does anyone know what paraskavedekatriaphobia is? (hint: it has nothing to so with the flu)