Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:57:50 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Wayne Glowka wrote: The plural (or whatever it is) of heartburn seems related to the similar >phenomenon in "cramps," "measles," "hives," "the dry heaves," "the runs," >"scabbies," "the farts," "the shits," "hiccups/hiccoughs," "the Hershey >squirts," "mumps," and others I cannot think of. Surely, a bit of folk >etymology could make "rabies" out to be some kind of plural. > >On occasion, I have joked and claimed that I had "the burps," "the gasses," >and "the dribble pisses." > > >Wayne Glowka >Professor of English >Director of Research and Graduate Student Services >Georgia College >Milledgeville, GA 31061 >912-453-4222 >wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] No wonder nobody wants to room with you at the conventions!! : )