man flu


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man flu

A deprecating term that first appeared in the popular literature in the UK, referring to the purported way in which men respond childishly to a minor cold. While some people believe that men react differently than women to the flu, the current data is weak at best and regarded as unscientific and unreliable.
 
The term appeared in the British Medical Journal in 2006, not in support of the concept of a specific man flu, but rather criticising an unscientific survey that the general population was quoting in the media.
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The dictionary definition (yes, it's even got into the Oxford Dictionary) states man flu is "a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms".
Joe Launchbury is back for Wasps after a bout of man flu
However, to find out the truth behind the much debatable topic - if man flu is real or is just an exaggeration, the (http://www.
Two days ago she passed the virus onto me and it mutated into full-blown man flu.
One Direction will perform sell-out gigs at Glasgow's SSE Hydro tomorrow and Thursday but Scott warned: "Don't approach Niall because he has massive man flu.
The man flu cliche doesn't help - while men may moan about a cold, in reality most would never dream of bothering their GP.
I now have a child to nurse as well as man flu to keep away from my door 'I did, however, have with me my son's packed lunch.
AFTER a bit of a break from poker, due to a bout of man flu, I decided that Wednesday night would be the night I stepped back in to the fold.
Man flu sufferers have an 'excruciatingly' sore throat, a 'really' bunged-up nose and are 'burning up' with fever.
TONY: This man flu has knocked me for six this week.
But regardless of which one infects my body - and judging by the wheezing, coughing individuals in my office, a virus WILL undoubtedly strike - it will be categorised as man flu by my unsympathetic wife.