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linguistics, medical things 

a linguistic phenomenon i've noticed regarding disorders of the human body is that people will say something like "i have X" where X is a part of the body that most people have, when what one might assume they meant to say is "i have X disorder/syndrome".

of course i'm sure most people would know what they mean, i just find it interesting!

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linguistics, medical things 

@reese sports does that too, someone will be "out (on injured reserve) with a leg (injury)"

linguistics, medical things 

@earthtopus ah, my leg! it exists! the agony...

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@reese it is so vitally important to get gambling addicts information without forcing too much reading on them that the syncope practically creates itself

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