The dreaded lurgy

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The pic’s called “patient satisfaction”.  Y-e-e-e-s-s-s, I can see that.

Looking at this expression “the dreaded lurgy“, it appears to be Northern English and Australian so no wonder I know it.

I wonder if the Southern English or Home Countries know of it?

To the point and I’ve come down with it.  Currently it’s earache and fever but will no doubt go throat and muscles, which is amusing, given tomorrow morning’s first post.   And now it seems to have gone to the tooth.

No idea when I’ll blog again – see what the night brings.  Long post based on a Lord Somber link in the pipeline.  By the way, did you know that in America they call it cooties?   I always thought cooties were crabs and things sexual.  Shows how much I know.

Also, did you know there’s no proper name for the back of the knee?  [Vivian Stanshall].

Did you also know that a man’s testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months!  At my stage of life, probably 18 months.   Whereas the female ovaries contain nearly half-a-million egg cells, yet only 400 or so will ever get the opportunity to create a new life.   Ain’t that sad?

The reason I was thinking about that is that someone told me yesterday to go forth and multiply, though not in those words.

7 comments for “The dreaded lurgy

  1. December 27, 2012 at 19:34

    “The English Dialect Dictionary notes lurgy from northern England as an adjective meaning idle or lazy.”

    I had a hunch that “lurgy” was derivative of “logy” but that seems to be an American term:

    lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
    Origin: 1840–50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch log heavy, cumbersome + -y

  2. Mark
    December 27, 2012 at 19:45

    You were commended the combined delights of sexual congres and travel? Tut tut.

  3. December 27, 2012 at 22:16

    The dreaded lurgy seems to be doing the rounds at the moment!!

    I have been fighting it off for a couple of months, but those closest to me have fallen with it in the last few days…

  4. December 27, 2012 at 22:21

    PS:

    Did you also know that a man’s testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months! At my stage of life, probably 18 months. Whereas the female ovaries contain nearly half-a-million egg cells, yet only 400 or so will ever get the opportunity to create a new life. Ain’t that sad?

    Why would that be sad? It is life! The intricacies of life, which should inspire wonder and fuel an inquiring mind to explore the wonders of the universe further.

  5. December 27, 2012 at 22:22

    PPS:

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow.

  6. December 27, 2012 at 23:30

    Feel better soon, James!

    Here’s a Texas description of how you’re probably feeling right now;

    “….been et by a coyote and shit over a cliff.”

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