Misleading Names

Sometimes before a test I read a text
inspect the index and get vexed
by the way they name names
in the main it’s insane
the lame games
leading to these far from plain names.

Intermittent explosive disorder, just to start off
first hearing about it you’d think it must be part of
some sort of under-hand terror plot
but understand that’s an error – it’s not.
It’s just people who’s mood can turn quickly to rage
(I learned that from a Wikipedia page).

Or, worse yet, super male syndrome would imply
sufferers with super strength who could in fact fly
but no, they don’t even have laser vision!
clearly this eponym needs major revision.

Let’s not even start on Sonic Hedgehog diprosopus
and leprechaunism or they’d never stop us
because it seems logic just goes right out the door
-perhaps geneticists shouldn’t write books anymore.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovethebadguy
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 14:49:53

    Sonic Hedgehog diprosopus, huh? … Sounds sexy. 😉

    Reply

  2. The Hook
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 19:11:02

    Great ingredients for a post, intelligence and creativity!
    Well done, sir!

    Reply

  3. renxkyoko
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 07:11:13

    How in the world can Med students memorize medical terms? I’m assuming, of course, that you do a lot of memorization? And the medical terms are so…… long and hard to remember . Do you guys have a system to make things easier for you?

    Reply

    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Sep 10, 2011 @ 13:36:45

      It’s not as difficult as it seems, a lot of the scarier terms are actually just combinations of more basic word elements stitched together.

      Having said that a lot of it does come down to hours of memorising. Yesterday me and my ‘study buddy’ realised we spend more time with each other than all our friends, family and room-mates combined. Haha, it’s so sad.

      Reply

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