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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:29 PM
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Should the term "hysterical" and related phrases be forbidden on DU?
Just like that other word being discussed currently in GD (they're up to thread #8 as I write this) it's also gender related in origin, deriving from the Greek word "hystera", meaning "womb". An example of another related word is "hysterectomy", which means surgical removal of the uterus.

I think The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is often quite hysterical. Is that a bad thing?

Flame away :+
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:31 PM
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1. I think you're getting the vapors
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:47 PM
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2. I have a cure
The Medici pharmacy in Florence still sells the stuff. It's been around since the Renaissance. Good for what ails ya and tastes good mixed with OJ.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:49 PM
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3. You mean you can get Vodka by prescription?
:)
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:52 PM
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5. More like grain alcohol
No prescription needed-It was the original Midol
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:50 PM
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4. And Hurricanes.
Because it sounds like "her"icanes. And that's gender biased.
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