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That was great! It also reminded me of one of my grandfather's little sayings that he would utter whenever anyone coughed.

"It's not the cough that carries you off, it's the coffin they carry you off in."

That ranks next to "Ring around a rosy" as a "funny" saying with serious medical import. My grandfather's saying related to the serious epidemic of Tuberculosis he saw between 1885 and his death in 1961. The other sing song that all little kids learn is all about the great bubonic plague that decimated Europe. "All fall down" was for real.


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