Monday, June 21, 2010

Oh, I’m sorry, little girl. You’ll have to excuse my son. He has Maple Syrup Urine Disease.

Okay, some of you may find this difficult to believe but the name of this disease is not my only concern with this story. Don’t get me wrong, it’s concerning that someone couldn’t come up with something a little more medical sounding and a little less descriptive. There aren’t any venereal diseases called Puss-like Penile Discharge Disease. The scientific community should be a bit more technical sounding when naming diseases, especially those involving certain body parts and the liquids that they discharge. But, Canada, how many people does someone have to stalk before you find a punishment just a bit harsher than, “Go to your room.”?

Oh, Japan...