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remora: an obstacle, hindrance or obstruction.

The fractures of my femora
Are something of a remora.

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azhdragon
Jan. 21st, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
isn't a remora one of those little fish that swims around the sharks?
17catherines
Jan. 21st, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Maybe they get in the way of the sharks?
splodgenoodles
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
If I were a remora of the second sort, I would try very hard not to be a remora of the first sort.

Imagine. You'd be just being your normal fishy remora self, filing nuisance lawsuits and town planning objections, and maybe you'd forget to look where you were going, so a big shark decides that you are remora of the first order!

And that's it.

But with a bit of luck it might choke on your bones.
17catherines
Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
If obstructing a shark could be your kind of lark -
It's remorae!
splodgenoodles
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
*applauds*

splodgenoodles
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's another meaning for it.

And 17catherines just beat me to the next line.
azhdragon
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
at least after eating its little buddy the shark would say "I'm filled with remoras for doing that..."

Well, one could hope.

splodgenoodles
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)
you win at the internets!
rickybuchanan
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
Other new medical-related word I learned this week: splachnic!

It means of or concerning the organs of the abdomen, especially the visceral ones. I dunno why they can't just say "visceral organs" but OTOH it's the sort of word that needs to be shouted occasionally:

Splachnic!

Splachnic!

Splachnic!

:)
elmsley_rose
Jan. 22nd, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Excellent!
I challenge you to 3 more syllables to make a haiku!
splodgenoodles
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
The fractures of my femora
are something of a remora
the leaves fall.
elmsley_rose
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
when I fall?

all the time?
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