Nov. 17th, 2010

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There is no such thing as 'man-flu'.

There are colds. These are oftentimes minor, and you can usually get on with things while sniffling away.

Sometimes, they get nastier. This does genuinely mean you should take time off to recover, and that you're worthy of rest and sympathy. This is not the same thing as flu.

Flu is when you're really out of action. A fever threatening to melt lead, an inability to sensibly control your own body temperature without constantly adding / stripping layers, and aches and pains that make you feel alive in a truly awful way.

Compare and contrast: nasty cold, flu of death.

Calling a nasty cold 'flu' (or even "man-flu") is dishonest. Don't do that.

Rant on pet-hate subject ends.

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