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Flu is short for "Influenza", yes? Now is this because it "Influences" (can spread to) other people?


Yes that was random..
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Thats probably right
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Influenza (or as it is commonly known, the flu) is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family. The name comes from the old medical belief in unfavourable astrological influences as the cause of the disease.


from wikipedia
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Well I was almost right
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i think its just a random name.

like leg.
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If I weren't in the middle of coursework i find a reason for that! :p:
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If I weren't in the middle of coursework i find a reason for that! :p:
If your in the middle of coursework why are you on tsr? :rolleyes: :p:
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I'm doing IT coursework, shhhhh
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i think its just a random name.

like leg.
leg comes from the greek word 'Lego'.
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leg comes from the greek word 'Lego'.
But where does the Greek word 'lego' come from?
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Some greek guy made it up
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(Original post by jmz635)
Some greek guy made it up
But why?
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haha I actually made that up but feel free to discuss it anyway.
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haha I actually made that up but feel free to discuss it anyway.
Is it not something like "pod" or "Poda" or something?
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lego - verb; 'I say, speak' (not sure that leg is actually a derivative of this :p: )

pous (poda, podos, podi, podes, podas, podon, posi - guess who's just been revising greek grammar :stupido2: ) - noun; 'foot'
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It's the genus of the virus (like we are homosapiens).

Influenza hemophilus (The last word is definitely spelt wrong!!)

Belongs to the Orthomyxoviridae family
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Is it not something like "pod" or "Poda" or something?
That's foot - i.e a podiatrist.

Lego is greek for " I say"
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Influenza hemophilus (The last word is definitely spelt wrong!!)
Haemophilus Influenzae.
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Haemophilus Influenzae.
damn it! I knew it was something like that! That's what happens when you try typing when you've only had 2 hours sleep!
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That's foot - i.e a podiatrist.

Lego is greek for " I say"
That's what we were talking about
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