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The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:36 am

This is not about which disease is actually the scariest, it is about the disease with the scariest-sounding name. For example - Yellow Fever: very scary disease, but not a scary sounding name. Plantar Fasciitis: not a very scary inflammation of the foot, but a terrifying-sounding name.

So I post a disease name, and you try to post a scarier-sounding one. If it is actually a scary disease, that's OK, but it doesn't have to be. It just has to sound scary. The winner shall be the first person that wins. Here we go:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby gronank on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:31 am

Anthrax fits the bill of being a scary desease with a scary name
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roland Deschain on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:28 pm

gronank wrote:Anthrax fits the bill of being a scary desease with a scary name

But it rocks so hard! :haha:

I have two for you, the second of which will be posted later:-

Exploding Head Syndrome
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby PKMKII on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:39 pm

cephalalgia
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:27 pm

Peripheral Neuropathy
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby DavidH on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:55 pm

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

BTW I have quite a lot of Peripheral Neuropathy, having been diabetic for so long. It just means your hands and feet go numb and feel funny. I fear it's reaching my brain. :cry:
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:18 pm

DavidH wrote: I fear it's reaching my brain. :cry:
Not likely. Peripheral neuropathy affects the peripheral nervous system, not the central nervous system. Any 'feeling stupid and slow' issues you may have are entirely your own problem and nothing to do with peripheral neuropathy. Sorry about that.

Sarcoptic Mange Mites.
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:52 am

thermoplegia




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DavidH wrote:Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby black bart on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:18 am

Aaaaarrgh...I once had a nastee case o scorbutus!!!
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:44 am

Pyogenic Granuloma.
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby black bart on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:49 am

Aaarrrgh...Most o me croo have got Demodicosis!
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby bacon on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:28 pm

Pityriasis Rosea

Sounds nasty at first, but has a flowery finish.
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:46 pm

bacon wrote:Pityriasis Rosea
Had it. I came down with it about three weeks after a friend at university was hospitalised with tuberculosis. That was a nervous trip to the doctor, let me tell you...
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby pieces o'nine on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 pm

meralgia paresthetica
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Re: The Scary-Sounding Diseases Game

Postby black bart on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:57 am

Aaaaarrgh...Ichthyophthirius multifiliis!
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