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Comment Re:Hypochondria? (Score 4, Insightful) 368

I don't think you understand. Your wife is a rarity.

I am not a doctor. I am studying to be one. I talk to a lot of doctors. The patients who come in who have diagnosed themselves correctly, or close to correctly, such as getting the 'genus' of a disorder or disease correct while the 'species' is incorrect, are so rare that they tend to remember them.

Compare it to a Help Desk worker -- how many callers, per centum, do you think that Help Desk worker gets who would call up, have a correct or nearly so idea about what is wrong, and be calling only to get instructions on how to fix it?

Comment Re:Where in the world? (Score -1, Troll) 281

If on Slashdot someone fails to mention what country they're in, you can be almost certain that they're in the US.

Seriously. If someone in Barcelona asks how much an apple costs, you don't ask them in what country.

Similarly, if someone on a US-centric website based out of the US asks a question related to a locality without specifying that locality, anyone with an IQ greater than that of a lawyer should be able to understand that they're referencing the United States.

Apologies about the above statement to NewYorkCountryLawyer and the other human, as opposed to shark and/or mosquito, members of the profession.

Comment Re:Blasphemous! (Score 1) 155

Deityphages is even more bizzare...

Not only Catholics BTW - also Orthodox (or Eastern churches generally), Anglicanism, also Lutheranism; yes, the mechanisms of what supposedly happens vary, but the essence remains the same.

Theophages or Deivores. But not Deiphages or Theovores. Never, ever mix your Greek and your Latin. Just remember "television":

Television? The word is half Greek and half Latin. No good will come of this device. — C. P. Scot

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