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~ Monday, February 10, 2003
Some MDs (Mispronounced Doctors):
1 Dr Livingstone (well-meaning but hopeless Scotch missionary) - rhymes with bun, not bone*
2 Dr Seuss (whimsical US writer) - rhymes with voice not juice
3 Dr Jekyll (fictional dabbler in dodgy potions) - rhymes with treacle, not heckle
*Livingstone, who did both good and bad, unlike most similarly bothersome, racist missionaries, converted just one man, who soon reverted. DL is said to have died kneeling over his bed. Apparently, this was due, not to a bout of late night prayers, but to a dose of piles so chronic that he could only sleep with his backside in the air.