6/12/2009

Naming Afflictions...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) was first referenced in the Rocky Mountain Medical Journal in 1950. However, at the time there was some debate over what to call this condition. A few of the other names suggested included:
  • Cantankerous Colon Syndrome
  • Surly Intestine Syndrome
  • Annoyed Rectum Syndrome
  • Quick-Tempered Anus Syndrome
  • Easily Offended Abdomen Syndrome
  • Ticked-Off Torso Syndrome
  • Grumpy Gut Syndrome
  • Perturbed Poop-Chute Syndrome

13 comments:

Cora said...

I'm voting for the last one. Why mince words? A perturbed poop-chute it is.

Mnmom said...

My hubby votes the last one, he has it!

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm reporting you to Grant Miller.

You're so going to be sued.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Crap!



- Jennifer

Micgar said...

It has been described in some medical journals as "Bug crawled up the ass and died syndrome"

SkylersDad said...

I kind of liked "Quick-Tempered Anus", because I have met a lot of people with that, and it wasn't a syndrome.

Scope said...

I prefer "Code Brown".

"I had a greasy mushroom burger for lunch, and before I even made it back to the office, I recieved a serious 'Code Brown' alert, and was in a race with the DEVIL while the elevator stopped at every floor."

Not that it has happened to me.

Today.

Or anything.

Distributorcap said...

i vote some guy's shit

Fancy Schmancy said...

Grumpy Gut is kinda cute, it doesn't sound ass threatening enough.

joe said...

When I was a kid, my parents used to play cards with another couple at their home. Pat and Eddie. Eddie had undergone colon surgery, and whenever he'd reach for a snack, Pat would say "Now Eddie, remember your bowels"...

dguzman said...

I vote for "may I never get that." Or grumpy gut. That sounds kinda cute and not at all smelly or painful.

Kimmie said...

We call em "Hot Poopies" in our house.

Dr. Zaius said...

That's what you get for watching FOX News.