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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A quaint and whimsical complaint

Having gained access to my own medical records I discovered that I had quinsy as a child and not glandular fever as I had hitherto thought. I was rather impressed when I read on the NHS official web-site that it is a rare condition. Sadly not rare enough to be named after me but at least it spares me from lots of other people assuring me their quinsy was far worse than mine. When I related this to a commentator on, the popular American website, they said that quinsy was now their favourite new word, being an inspired mixture of quaint and whimsy. Quaint and whimsical just about sums me up too.

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