nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

(Non-)Medical Quotes of the Day

 
 
OK, I want to break out of the medical mold today.  Here are a few more quotes and aphorisms I've collected over the years.

--The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.—Winston Churchill
--Men don't change. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.—Harry S. Truman
--The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.—Chamfort

And this one goes out to Tiger Woods,

--I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.—G. K. Chesterton
 
 

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