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Temperance ?

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Nov 16, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
A preacher was completing a temperance sermon: with great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river."

With even greater emphasis, he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river."

And then, finally, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river."

He sat down.

The song leader then stood very cautiously and announced with a pleasant smile, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365: 'Shall We Gather At the River.'"



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Rooster Nov 16, 2017

Another good one! Thanks for the early morning laugh! :D :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Nov 17, 2017

You're very welcome, Rooster.


TheOtherTink Nov 16, 2017

If I had all the absinthe in the world, I would drink it (not all at once, though).  :P


Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 17, 2017

Lol, T(h)ink, easy, easy, think of your liver.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 17, 2017

I think I'm having a crise de foie.  :'( :ermm: :) :D


Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 19, 2017

Lol, T(h)ink, this expression is popular, but, medically spoken, there is no "crise de foie"; on the other hand, "crise de foi" seems to be widespread:


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 19, 2017

But, but... you said to think of my liver.  Isn't cirrhosis a crise de foie?  :O :) :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 20, 2017

Yes, T(h)ink, unlike the old popular expression, physicians see a "crisis" mainly as a fit, an abrupt change, an acute symptom or pain, etc., while a disease (maladie) is, usually, a longer process, which can be latent, does not always cause direct pains, and might go unnoticed, at least in the beginning, till certain specific symptoms show.

According to medical experts, you should not say that the liver hurts, but that the pains come from the zone or the surroundings of the liver (au niveau du foie).

But there are, of course, a series of liver diseases (or damages), and cirrhosis, besides hepatitis, is one of the most known:


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 20, 2017

Ok, maybe I'm having a gallstone attack... :'( :O :( :angel: :)

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