Friday, August 12, 2005

Homeopathist

Homeopathist, n. The humorist of the medical profession.

2005 Update: A medicinal chemist who relies on the theory that like cures like and the assumption that the patient is a fool. The homeopathist, who also propounds the efficacy of extreme dilution and the memory of water is highly sought after for bartending.

21 comments:

LeesahEm. said...

Woohooo, something good out of being up this hatefully early in the morning.
homeopathist-somebody who can no longer afford the high cost of prescription drugs.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

homeopathist - the guy who couldn't even get into medical school in the Dominican Republic.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Homeopathist,n (Original meaning: beat it to the front door): A doctor and dog owner.

The first step in treatment is to be bitten by the doctor's dog. In step two the doctor sells you a hair of the dog that bit you.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Huh? It's Monday already? Geez. What happened to the weekend?

Minka said...

A homeopathist is to medicine what a watermelon is to the vegetable stand. It doesn´t really belong there, but it can do wonders if you are thirsty.
An inside joke I hope Icy and Doug will appreciate!

Doug said...

Good morning, Masil. I never thought of homeopathy as a way of stretching your meds. They should offer that through Medicare.

See, Alice, I think that's an osteopath. My limited experience with homeopaths is that they really are like that.

TLP, I like the original meaning. And nice catch on the date. I can explain...

Great metaphor, Monika. Boy if the homeopaths catch us, they'll poison us. The good news is it'll be 1 part per billion.

Sar said...

Homeopathist: front walkway of a male residence in the hood.

karma said...

it hurts. but only when i larf

Tom & Icy said...

The master slips a few pieces of meat in our dry dog food to fool us. Woof!

Comfort Addict said...

The originator of the butterfly effect who proves that a little dosage can be a dangerous thing.

Indeterminacy said...

An expert on the medicinal effects of the various placebos.

Doug said...

Chuckle, Sar. Ethnic humor's best from the left side.

Karma, mix a tiny amount of St. John's Wart into a fifth of whiskey. It's supposed to be effective for that.

Woof indeed, Icy, woof indeed.

The butterfly effect, CA?

Indie, good one and apt. New picture, too. Still scary.

actonbell said...

a homeopathist? I suppose it takes one to know one. That's fine, since they can only cure each other.

Doug said...

I think you're right, Actonbell.

Manjusha said...

A butterfly flapping its wings now affects the weather system on a global scale six months in the future - Comfort Addict?

Jamie Dawn said...

There are members of my extended family who would think this word refers to something having to do with homosexuals. I kid you not.

Doug said...

Manjusha, I'm truly delighted to see you back here. And I think you may be right.

Jamie Dawn, there are members of my family who still live in trees.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Okay...I'm back.

Homeopath(ist),n. Transgender Murderer.

Sorry...it's been a bad week.

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Indeterminacy said...

Gabriel: You should have more bad weeks. That was hilarious!

Doug said...

Gabriel, I agree with Indie. Welcome back, the bad week doesn't seem to have harmed you.

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