Tuesday, September 23, 2003

new lost word

Great great weather outside. Offset by a couple of variably sick colleagues. Great impetus to find a new word for them. Found two. Pertussis (the whooping cough: from the Latin tussis for cough) and to tussicate (yes, to cough). This would also explain how the standard cough syrup Robitussin got its name (origins of Robi still unknown).

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