Thursday, May 01, 2008

The worst named illness since chickenpox

So my daughter came home with a letter from her Daycare the other day that one of the children in her class came down with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. When you first hear that, you immediately think of that disease where they had to shut down Europe and you had to throw away the hamburgers and the cows and sheep were just randomly exploding and whatnot. Right?

Well, it turns out that was Foot and Mouth disease. Not Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Duh! Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is kind of like a mild case of the flu where you get bumps on the aforementioned parts of your body that neither burn or itch. It goes away itself after a few days.

So, my question is could they really think of no other names for this illness other than basically the same name as that one that caused the Potato Famine back in 1999?

Oh, and she may or may not have it. It's kind of like when someone has a sore throat and then suddenly you feel like you might have a sore throat, or it may just be in your mind. That's exactly what hand foot and mouth disease is like.


Melissa said...

Seriously Tim, I freaking love that you still have the common sense of a single people while being a parent :)

Melissa said...

Seriously Tim, I freaking love that you still have the common sense of single people while being a parent :)

Christina said...

I believe it is also called coxsackie virus, if that makes you feel any better.

inconspicuous attack toad said...

so, someone took the time to name an illness you may or may not even notice? how do i get that job?

Anonymous said...

haha hey at least there won't be any cows exploding! hopefully she isn't sick!

Naynayfazz said...

I always think I have everything I read about even if I don't have a kid.

Coxsakie virus huh? That sounds serious and it also sounds like a million dirty jokes can be made about it as well.

Any takers? Leezer? Jacob? Egan? You guys are witty... let's get to work!

Anonymous said...


It's me, Leezer, but I'm hung over today and thus can't remember how to log into Blogger. Here are some nice names:

(1) Nutsack Virus
(2) Plegm and Boogers Virus
(3) Bank Overdraft Charges Suck Virus
(4) Spider Crawl In Your Mouth While You're Asleep Virus
(5) Black, Tarry Stools Virus

Oh great One said...

What a stupid name. So unimaginative. I don't care if it doesn't burn or itch I hope it doesn't visit your house!

Cruel Shoes said...

Hand foot and mouth disease doesn't sound like it's all that bad. Just some bumps? Maybe they should have just kept it on the downlow and not freaked everyone out with the letter. Don't kids get little bumps and pustules all the time, anyway? No big deal.(And THIS is why I would make a competely terrible Day Care owner/principal!)

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

Wait until daycare sends home a note about head lice. You guys are gonna be all sorts of itchy.