June 16, 2003

NAME CHANGE

It isnít Monkeypox. Itís Dogpox.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 16, 2003 12:15 AM | TrackBack
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"The prairie dog died after being handled by ......"
Maybe we should call it "Humanpox"
What on Earth would make anyone keep a prairie dog as a pet?

Posted by: Pete at June 16, 2003 02:28 AM

You just like saying "Monkeypox", don't you?

Posted by: Brian Linse at June 16, 2003 09:17 AM

Monkeypox - sounds like a good epithet for communards and Spring St drivellers: she/he/it/they are monkeypox.Yes, that serves well , particulary because it distils so clealry a plague which requires quarrantine and decontamination measures.

Let the men in white protective suits de-monkeypox ABC.

Posted by: d at June 16, 2003 12:54 PM

link is u/s- maybe it has the pox as well.

Posted by: paul bickford at June 16, 2003 01:25 PM

According to the folks I've known who have raised prarie dogs, they are incredibly affectionate and sociable pets. (Read: extremely demanding of your attention. Don't get them if you have a job or social life.)

As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather have a pet squirrel or rabbit.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at June 16, 2003 02:10 PM

*I* like saying "monkeypox." I think all new diseases should have 'monkey' in the name.

Posted by: moxiepop at June 17, 2003 03:32 AM

Hmm. "Monkey flu" would be an improvement over "swine flu," and especially the politically-correct sounding "avian flu."

Monkeythrax, monkeymonia, monkey mumps... the possibilities are endless.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at June 17, 2003 05:36 AM

"Dogpox" just doesn't have the same ring to it. Not only is monkeypox more fun to say, it also goes further in supporting my theory that we should blame it on the exotic pets.

http://www.beggingtodiffer.com/archives/2003_06.html#000137

Posted by: Greg at June 17, 2003 01:14 PM