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Re: [IP] RE: "a diabetic" vs. "diabetic"

On 10/6/02 8:58 AM, "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> It is curious why some diseases have become nouns. It may apply more
> to chronic diseases.   Maybe we should make a list for entertainment.
> We have diabetics, asthmatics,  neurotics, psychopaths, and  ?????
> -wayne
> p.s can't leave out pumpers now can we  *S*

Hmm, yeah!   I can agree with that!    I'm no longer diabetic, I am Pumper.
Wouldn't you like to be a Pumper too?

I wonder if the Dr. Pepper company has had inquiries on that old jingle from
any pump companies?     ;>)

(a confessed "chocoholic")

>> I completey agree.  I never use the word "diabetic" and cringe when others
>> do.  I hate how the school nurse refers to the children in her schools as
>> "my diabetics."
>> Marisa
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