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Paracetamol

Saturday, April 22, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.

Paracetamol

Noun

BRITISH for acetaminophen (Tylenol)

“An older lad lies on the couch, gangly limbs sprawled. He groans every three breaths. One hand creeps up to clutch his forehead. 

‘Mum, I’ve got a bleeding headache. Where’s the paracetamol?'” 

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2 thoughts on “Paracetamol

  1. Oh, didn’t know that the Brits use the word! But it’s easy for me to remember πŸ™‚ you might wonder why? Well, there’s that joke in Russia: man, my headache is killing me – paracetamol. My knees.. It’s unbearable – paracetamol. Those acne. WhatDoIDoWithThisStuffMan?!? – paracetamol. My wife left me – (you guessed it!) paracetamol and vodka.
    Silly but there you go πŸ™‚

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