Thursday, 12 September 2013

What do you calla Person with MS?

#MSResearch MSer published

Today sees the proper launch of MSer 


To some this is a Marmite word (you either like of loathe) but it is a word that you have adapted to. Likewise we have MSologists (study MS) and EAEologists (study EAE) which is a great descriptor. I have published the later and think this is another Marmite word for scientists...who need to get a life.

How do I know that? 

Well because the neurological establishment are resistant to change, they have asked us to look into that further and the UK MS Society kindly circulated a questionnaire to their members, perhaps a different demographic to our blog readers, which are not all MSers.

However, we have asked what do Neuros use....well in print it is clear, cos we have looked....but amongst themselves...I was told it is "Gentleman" as written and when talking it's "Chaps"



So there's a thought and a picture. :-)

8 comments:

  1. Oh MD is there some amyl nitrate in that lab of yours! At least the butt is shaved.

    I don't like the term MSer, nobody likes to be 'named' by their disease first. G'day Pancreatitis how are you?

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  2. MSer??! I hate it!! It's not a hobby having MS!

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    1. No different to indicating a diabetic or an asthmatic in my mind. Perhaps MS-atic would work for the disgruntled people out there, then we could complain about it sounding like MS-atics were addicted to their illness.

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  3. I really couldn't care less what generic noun is used to describe those of us with MS. There are far more important things in life to worry about.

    Call me want you want.

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  4. I think it's a case of lesser of all the evils (the name, not the picture!)

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