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Ruptured = ???

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Call me crazy but is there some definition for ‘rupture’ other than ‘burst?’

Upon hearing that PC’s appendix had ruptured, over two dozen (that’s TWENTY-FOUR!) people responded:

“Oh, thank goodness it hadn’t burst yet!”

{scratching my head…}

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 5 October 2008 9:29 am

    Maybe “burst” equates to explosive rupture and rupture equates to any type of leakage? I don’t know but neither sounds optimal.

  2. Sunday, 5 October 2008 4:02 pm

    Curious, can Rabbi’s cover health terminology as part of adult ed?

  3. Sunday, 5 October 2008 7:18 pm

    hee hee…i am definitely lol:-)

  4. Lael permalink
    Monday, 6 October 2008 12:58 pm

    Well, gee, both sound serious! Even if you didn’t know the difference between a rupture and a burst as pertaining to an appendix, why would you be relieved that it ‘only’ burst???

  5. Lael permalink
    Monday, 6 October 2008 1:01 pm

    oops, I mean ‘only’ ruptured!

  6. Monday, 6 October 2008 2:44 pm

    I think that most people correlate a “burst” appendix with death. I think they’re saying “At least he didn’t die.”

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