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(World Health Organization)   Suggestions are now being taken for renaming Monkeypox to something less primate. Register with ICTV to submit your suggestions. Figuring out the registration process is part of the test to see if you're worthy of a greenlight, so no cheating   (who.int) divider line
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112 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 15 Aug 2022 at 3:50 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 11:30:14 AM  
Archbishoppox
 
2022-08-15 12:28:49 PM  
So, Poxy McPoxface?
 
2022-08-15 2:12:54 PM  
Foxpox.

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2022-08-15 2:44:11 PM  
Ape pox
 
2022-08-15 3:05:32 PM  
West African Pox.

Actually is more precise than just Monkeypox, as Monkeypox has a more-deadly version that isn't the current pandemic strain.
 
2022-08-15 3:28:43 PM  
McConnellPox:
Technical human, but still lagging a bit....
 
2022-08-15 3:56:43 PM  
What's wrong with monkeypox?  Are the monkeys offended?  What will we do about chickenpox?  Call it "avian spotted fever?"
 
2022-08-15 4:02:24 PM  
I will nominate "Eaglepox". Perhaps the GQP would feel it their Patriotic DutyTM to acquire it.
 
2022-08-15 4:09:00 PM  
sexypox
 
2022-08-15 4:29:16 PM  
BEATPOX!

ha bumph bumph psht, ha bumph bumph psht, era era era era pshhhhhh!
 
2022-08-15 4:30:31 PM  
OnlyGayMenCanGetItAndTheyAreIckyPox

/wait, less offensive, not more offensive
 
2022-08-15 4:36:26 PM  
"Grittypox", because when you Fark around, you find out.
 
2022-08-15 4:53:33 PM  
How about "itchy extra nipples"?
 
2022-08-15 4:55:49 PM  
Corona 2: Monkey Poxaloo
 
2022-08-15 5:05:09 PM  
"You're so good looking"

So, if this reaches pandemic levels, amongst all the suffering we can balance it out with a lot of warm fuzzy compliments
....
Doctor: The test result is back, and it confirms you're positive for "You're so good looking".
Patient: (smiles and cries) Embraces doctor, then deep kissing
....
or...
Person A: "You look horrible. What sickness have you got"
Person B: "You're so good looking!"
Person A: <Blushes> "Thank you, I've always admired you too!" Embraces Person A, then deep kissing ensues"
.......

Hmm, this feel-good name may spread the virus like wildfire, but at least we will all be more affection with one another.

/ with props to Seinfeld
 
2022-08-15 5:20:18 PM  

koder: West African Pox.

Actually is more precise than just Monkeypox, as Monkeypox has a more-deadly version that isn't the current pandemic strain.


They're trying to make the name less stigmatizing, not more.
 
2022-08-15 5:33:42 PM  
Hotmonkeylovin'pox?
 
2022-08-15 5:37:43 PM  
Trumpypox
 
2022-08-15 5:51:15 PM  
Bonopox
 
2022-08-15 5:53:10 PM  
PickleDick
 
2022-08-15 6:03:55 PM  

xanadian: What's wrong with monkeypox?  Are the monkeys offended?  What will we do about chickenpox?  Call it "avian spotted fever?"


It's like when they stopped labeling the COVID variants by country of origin.

OG: China
Alpha: UK
Beta:  South Africa
Gamma: Brazil
Delta: Indian
Omicron: South Africa (again)

Supposedly it was so people from these countries wouldn't feel uncomfortable when the variants were credited to them.  Meanwhile, I'm thinking... all these mask protests and Kenny Chesney concerts and we STILL can't brew up our own variant?

America used to make things, Goddamnit, and we're still importing variants from elsewhere?

Unsatisfactory.
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2022-08-15 6:08:22 PM  

Izunbacol: xanadian: What's wrong with monkeypox?  Are the monkeys offended?  What will we do about chickenpox?  Call it "avian spotted fever?"

It's like when they stopped labeling the COVID variants by country of origin.

OG: China
Alpha: UK
Beta:  South Africa
Gamma: Brazil
Delta: Indian
Omicron: South Africa (again)

Supposedly it was so people from these countries wouldn't feel uncomfortable when the variants were credited to them.  Meanwhile, I'm thinking... all these mask protests and Kenny Chesney concerts and we STILL can't brew up our own variant?

America used to make things, Goddamnit, and we're still importing variants from elsewhere?

Unsatisfactory.
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I seem to remember there was a variant that originated in Arizona (maybe Epsilon?), but it went extinct after a few months after being outcompeted by the Delta variant.
 
2022-08-15 6:21:54 PM  

anfrind: Izunbacol: xanadian: What's wrong with monkeypox?  Are the monkeys offended?  What will we do about chickenpox?  Call it "avian spotted fever?"

It's like when they stopped labeling the COVID variants by country of origin.

OG: China
Alpha: UK
Beta:  South Africa
Gamma: Brazil
Delta: Indian
Omicron: South Africa (again)

Supposedly it was so people from these countries wouldn't feel uncomfortable when the variants were credited to them.  Meanwhile, I'm thinking... all these mask protests and Kenny Chesney concerts and we STILL can't brew up our own variant?

America used to make things, Goddamnit, and we're still importing variants from elsewhere?

Unsatisfactory.
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I seem to remember there was a variant that originated in Arizona (maybe Epsilon?), but it went extinct after a few months after being outcompeted by the Delta variant.


That's what I'm saying. Underpaid foreigners will always outbid us and beat us in the market. The once great Shining City on a Hill... outdone by overseas third worlders.

Trying to hide their output with silly Greek letters doesn't fool me.
 
2022-08-16 12:48:56 AM  
Agonizing Rectal Lesionpox

/that'll get folks vaccinated
 
2022-08-16 12:19:03 PM  
Acquired Proximate Vaccipenial Rectosphincter Syndrome.
 
2022-08-16 12:23:18 PM  
SirMadness:

In case my medical terminology is lacking, the implication is:

'Got it from being near some unvaccinated asshole.'
 
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