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Word Watch: bikini medicine

11949849661308840073female_symbol_dan_gerhar_01.svg.hiCanada’s “word spy” Paul McFedries has been busy this week, posting yet another medically-related new phrase: “bikini medicine.”

McFedries defines this as “medical practice, research, and funding that focuses solely on the female breasts and reproductive system.” Continue reading →

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Word Watch: sitting disease

boyThis week, Canadian word-watcher (actually, “word spy”) Paul McFedries flagged “sitting disease” as a new phrase that has entered the lexicon.

“Well, of course,” you may say, “the news has been full of ‘sitting disease’ in the last few weeks.”

However, McFedries found the earliest use of the phrase in a USA Today article from January 2009.~TM

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