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Awful sounding Vs. silly sounding! Disease names & their impact!

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by FernRhizome, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. FernRhizome

    FernRhizome Senior Member

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    As the media buzzes with XMRV articles this week I was struck by the irony of the following sentence in one of the articles:

    "The virus, dubbed XMRV for the awful-sounding xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus . . ."
    from Cancer News Today


    What a fast turnabout XMRV is making in the public understanding of CFS from the "silly sounding" name of "chronic fatigue syndrome" to something "awful-sounding."
     
  2. Eric Johnson from I&I

    Eric Johnson from I&I Senior Member

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    It's the perfect name to evoke a grave regard. An ominous technical Greek word, then "leukemia," and finally not one but two "virus"es.
     
  3. Sunday

    Sunday Senior Member

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    I agree about the name appropriateness, thanks for the spellout.

    Although I can't help a frivolous response: what is a "virus-related virus"??? Is that like a chicken-related chicken? Or rice-related rice?
     
  4. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    More like saying "a friend of a friend". (or of Friend) :Retro wink:


    wow, I actually made a retrovirology pun
     
  5. FernRhizome

    FernRhizome Senior Member

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    You all got me laughing.....yes virus-related virus sounds so doubly viral intense! Scary for sure! Great retrovirology pun dr. yes....
     

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