Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Word of the day "Woo-woo."

Usage: (adj.) alternative, new-age; when applied to treatment, often felt to be more interesting and promising than one's conventional therapy.

Example: "I'm doing Candelabra Therapy. They wave candelabras over the parts of your body with bad energy, like your knees. It's really woo-woo, but it works."

And: "I'm taking Cosmic Elixir. It's just dewdrops collected from the leaves of 12 endangered plants. It's really woo-woo but it helps."

Phrase of the day: from a patient with multiple tiny strokes. She says her brain scan looks like "the night sky, filled with stars."
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