Terms I Just Made Up, Part I

Term: Assinbed’s Sign

Category: Pseudo-medical

Description: Assinbed’s sign is what happens when you go a couple of days on slightly too little sleep.  Say you usually thrive on seven hours, and only get five for a few days.  You may feel fine–maybe even a little giddily energetic–for a while, but after two or three days you’ll wake up and discover that your body has decided to sleep in an extra ten minutes, no matter what your brain says. Congratulations! You have manifested Assinbed’s Sign.

Now see if anybody anywhere will accept that as a medical excuse.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DinRandy
    May 26, 2008 @ 00:50:00

    LOL, it’s so true about me, and I am sure of millions people around the world! It’s never going to be a medical term… The employers worldwide will not allow this to happen:)

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  2. Apostrophina
    May 26, 2008 @ 11:16:00

    Heh. You've just got to wonder, though…does everyone who had a hand in bringing the word "decisioning" to my desk think it's perfectly okay, or have they just given up?

    Reply

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