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#1 2006-03-15 08:46:34

Leflyman
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"Oldtimer's" for "Alzheimer's"

My 80-something aunt, who speaks with a Yiddish accent, considers “Alzheimer’s” to be pronounced “Oldtimers”—which naturally makes sense: “Alz” sounds much like the German “alt” for “old.”

And she’s apparently not alone in this pronouncement:

“Some people mistakenly call this condition “oldtimer’s disease.”
http://www.humanillnesses.com/Behaviora … sease.html

And 1000+ pages on Google:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22oldtimers+disease%22

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#2 2006-03-15 08:58:52

Leflyman
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Re: "Oldtimer's" for "Alzheimer's"

Aha… I see that it’s in the database, which is currently broken. Thus, I couldn’t find it there.

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