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(Yahoo)   Speaking slowly and enunciating very carefully, Ugandan Health Minister blames jiggers for 20 deaths and more than 20,000 illnesses in his country in the last few months   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 72
    More: Scary, Ugandans, health minister, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, health care workers, Mombasa, illness, infectious diseases  
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2010-10-22 12:14:51 PM
endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.


Nope, Florida here. In Alaska we also called them "chiggers." Some people here also just call them "no see-ums" which I always get a kick out of.
 
2010-10-22 12:17:44 PM
Genju: endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Nope, Florida here. In Alaska we also called them "chiggers." Some people here also just call them "no see-ums" which I always get a kick out of.


I've always heard them referred to as "chiggers" here in Minnesota too.

/$.02
 
2010-10-22 12:35:11 PM
I am Ahab: Genju: endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Nope, Florida here. In Alaska we also called them "chiggers." Some people here also just call them "no see-ums" which I always get a kick out of.

I've always heard them referred to as "chiggers" here in Minnesota too.

/$.02


in SC, its either chiggers or, more often, "redbugs."
 
2010-10-22 12:43:31 PM
valkore: I work in IT in the financial services industry. One of my projects was to replace a fleet of ATMs. The company that does the physical ATM installation is known as the "rigger". Very early on in the project, I decided to instead refer to them as the "ATM installer". I like my job and want to keep it.

Reminds me of a misunderstanding we had a with a supply house, due to the way two-way conversations on Nextels blare. Our guy was going back and forth with us about the size he was looking for and the reply was something along the lines of "Ask if they have bigger." A black employee mistook it as "Ask that *igger".
 
2010-10-22 12:50:22 PM
endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.


Different creature.
Chiggers don't burrow into the skin. They cut open your skin, spit in it, which hardens into tube, which they then spit into again and lap up your digested flesh. These tube "straws" cause irritation, itch, and the hard bumps that most folks falsely believe are the burrowed creatures.
If you notice them before they create their spit straws, you can wash them off, but once they create these tubes of horror, you can't do anything but itch and eat some benedryl.
Clear nail polish may have a plecebo effect, so dab it on, but it will not smother the creatures that are already long gone.
Thanks for your attention.
 
2010-10-22 12:59:12 PM
I am Ahab: Genju: endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Nope, Florida here. In Alaska we also called them "chiggers." Some people here also just call them "no see-ums" which I always get a kick out of.

I've always heard them referred to as "chiggers" here in Minnesota too.

/$.02


I assume it's pronounced the same. The difference in spelling seems like a niggling detail.
 
2010-10-22 01:00:40 PM
best headline in awhile, subby
 
2010-10-22 01:02:47 PM
mycatisposter: endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Different creature.
Chiggers don't burrow into the skin. They cut open your skin, spit in it, which hardens into tube, which they then spit into again and lap up your digested flesh. These tube "straws" cause irritation, itch, and the hard bumps that most folks falsely believe are the burrowed creatures.
If you notice them before they create their spit straws, you can wash them off, but once they create these tubes of horror, you can't do anything but itch and eat some benedryl.
Clear nail polish may have a plecebo effect, so dab it on, but it will not smother the creatures that are already long gone.
Thanks for your attention.


Yup. Just looked it up, and they are vastly different. Chigger (new window) is a class Arachnida, Jigger (new window) is a class Insecta.
 
2010-10-22 01:03:40 PM
We call em skin coons or derm monkeys.
 
2010-10-22 01:22:53 PM
Snake Vargas: Will you guys stop your snickering at the headline already, christ.

Don't be so ... what's the word? Stingy? Miserly? ... with your snickering.
 
2010-10-22 05:14:37 PM
It is not cold enough (thus I spend time outside still) for me to justify subscribing to TotalFark but this headline is almost worth wasting the few bucks just so I can vote for this headline.

Congratulations subby and I hope to see you at the end of the year in the HotY contest.
 
2010-10-22 05:44:03 PM
Jigger Please!
 
2010-10-22 06:26:55 PM
Genju: mycatisposter: endmile: Genju: Interesting. Here we pronounce it "chiggers." TMYK.

/not to be confused with sea lice
//equally annoying though

Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Different creature.
Chiggers don't burrow into the skin. They cut open your skin, spit in it, which hardens into tube, which they then spit into again and lap up your digested flesh. These tube "straws" cause irritation, itch, and the hard bumps that most folks falsely believe are the burrowed creatures.
If you notice them before they create their spit straws, you can wash them off, but once they create these tubes of horror, you can't do anything but itch and eat some benedryl.
Clear nail polish may have a plecebo effect, so dab it on, but it will not smother the creatures that are already long gone.
Thanks for your attention.

Yup. Just looked it up, and they are vastly different. Chigger (new window) is a class Arachnida, Jigger (new window) is a class Insecta.


My first thought was actually "are those the same thing as 'chiggers'?" Then I saw Genju's post, so I figured they probably were. Bad assumption. And the clear nail polish trick never really seemed to help. Now I know why.

Wow, I just learned something on Fark. It actually happens quite often, I guess, but it still always surprises me.
 
2010-10-22 06:56:20 PM
I'm sure they'll find some way to blame this on teh ghey.
 
2010-10-22 07:20:07 PM
Snake Vargas: Will you guys stop your snickering at the headline already, christ.

www.theospot.net
 
2010-10-22 07:33:44 PM
jigger on jigger crime.
 
2010-10-22 09:28:17 PM
endmile: Are you from Texas? That's where I heard them called "chiggers" when I was a kid.

Called that in most southern states. Also called 'redbugs' here. Not nearly as bad as the ones in Africa. They can bite and burrow, leave a rash, but nothing like the whole limbs falling off thing.

Don't ever use spanish moss for toilet paper. Or take it home in your car for craft projects, unless you treat it first. Chiggers live in it, and will get you.
 
2010-10-23 01:04:45 AM
Headline win!
 
2010-10-23 02:37:39 AM
People Who Dance For You
 
2010-10-23 09:04:00 AM
"The Sheriff is a nig- BONG!"

blog.andyblume.com

"What did he say?"

blog.andyblume.com

"He said the Sheriff has jiggers."

blog.andyblume.com
 
2010-10-23 11:29:35 PM
"It is an epidemic which we are fighting against and I am sure over time we will eradicate the jiggers," Kakooza said.

Teabagger heads asploded when they misread that.
 
2010-10-24 08:53:44 AM
doglover loves him some of that NAACP's Kool-Aid.
 
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