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      IrishRed_IO
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #600: Nov 24, 2014 07:14:48 pm
      Bumpity bump....

      It's back!



      Man flu: Fact VS Fiction


      Man Flu is simply a cold, the symptoms of which are greatly exaggerated by men.

      FALSE - Man Flu is a serious and potentially life threatening illness, and will no doubt soon be on the Health and Safety Executive's list of Reportable Diseases. Man Flu is a distinct disease in its own right, and should not be misdiagnosed as a mere common cold.


      Women can catch Man Flu

      FALSE - Man Flu does not attack humans with the XX chromosome, only those with the XY chromosome. This genetic mutation effectively immunises females against Man Flu. This may account for the reason that women widely believe that Man Flu is actually just the common cold, but with a bit of extra drama thrown in for good measure.


      The best way to deal with Man Flu is to just 'get on with it'

      FALSE - Extensive research has proven that the only way to combat the crippling effects of Man Flu is complete withdrawal to the sofa and uninterrupted mollycoddling by the girlfriend / wife.


      Men have a slower recovery rate from Man Flu than women do from the common cold

      TRUE - The effects of Man Flu can linger for days and days, compared with just a few hours for the common cold. If the man is not permitted the correct period of convalescence following an attack of Man Flu he can be plunged back into a critical condition (see The Woman's Role as Carer).


      Man Flu is just a way for men to get sympathy / time off work / time in front of the telly

      FALSE - Man Flu is a bona-fide and debilitating illness, would men make a meal of that sort of thing?


      The pain and suffering of Man Flu is similar to that of child birth

      TRUE - Though at least with child birth it's all done and dusted in a few hours, but Man Flu can last for weeks...


      The best cure for Man Flu is a cocktail of Night Nurse, Day Nurse, chicken noodle soup and whiskey.

      FALSE - There is no cure for Man Flu. Once infected the afflicted can only hope that the gods roll the dice in favour of life rather than slow, lingering death.


      While suffering from Man Flu, men would like nothing more than to go to work and try to forget about their affliction.

      TRUE - However, men recognise the huge risk of spreading Man Flu to other men. Indeed, a single cough in the wrong direction could hold enough Man Flu germs to wipe out a small rainforest tribe.

      frizzby5
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #601: Feb 19, 2015 11:31:12 am
      I was going to say I'd got 'manflu' but according to the female race we have to be hospitalised until full recovery, however, I feeling like sh*t have just take my wifes 7seater to the car wash and then cleaned/hoovered the inside in minus temperatures so I can only have the less serious female version known as the common cold :f_tongueincheek:
      Roddenberry
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #602: Sep 12, 2015 08:24:09 am
      Coughed up something yesterday that wouldn't look out of place in the new Ghostbusters film, playing Slimer. In work right now, powered by caffiene, honey, tea and mini muffins.  Four and a half hours to go, not doing anything strenuous if I can help it.  Standing up too quickly is such nauseating fun, as the room spins around me.
      FATKOPITE10
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #603: Sep 12, 2015 08:49:06 am
      Coughed up something yesterday that wouldn't look out of place in the new Ghostbusters film, playing Slimer. In work right now, powered by caffiene, honey, tea and mini muffins.  Four and a half hours to go, not doing anything strenuous if I can help it.  Standing up too quickly is such nauseating fun, as the room spins around me.

      hope you are feeling better soon rodders, as someone who works mainly with women i know how little sympathy we get so good luck mate.
      andylfcynwa
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #604: Jan 25, 2017 11:54:49 am
      It's back with a vengeance. Been layed up since Sunday , usually I can make it back after a day or two, but t the moment I'm on a job about fifty feet up  benn as I've been a bit dizzy on the pins I've had to give it a swerve for a few days , couldn't get in the docs to see him but I've had antibiotics delivered from Spain sister in law lives there and you can buy them over the counter out there .
      JD
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #605: Jan 25, 2017 12:12:04 pm

      Best wishes.  Women just don't understand our suffering.  Hoping you pull through and earn your badge!



      ;)
      andylfcynwa
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #606: Jan 25, 2017 02:45:53 pm
      Best wishes.  Women just don't understand our suffering.  Hoping you pull through and earn your badge!



      ;)

      Cheers JD think I've broken it now will have to watch the game on my own tonight though can't risk going to dads and passing it on to him , at least the headaches have gone .
      Roddenberry
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #607: Jan 21, 2018 12:07:30 am
      I know it was naive but I hoped that getting the Aussie flu meant I'd have a g'day.
      Shabs
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      Re: Man flu
      Reply #608: Jan 15, 2019 08:26:35 pm
      I think I’ve got it.. 🤧

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