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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:30 PM

A Modest Proposal: Call this virus "THE HOAX."

It's short, it's catchy, it's easier than either Covid-19 or coronavirus, it's ironic enough to appeal to hipsters and non hipsters alike, and best of all, it reminds people about how well our government has been serving the people both before and after its appearance.

"I'm not coming in to work today, I have the Hoax."

"I don't think I'll be available on Friday, my throat is sore and it might be the Hoax."

"Please send an ambulance, I have the Hoax and I am very short of breath."

I think it could catch on very easily. Sing it loud, say it widely, call it the Hoax to make sure all the trails lead back to a callous and uncaring administration that did nothing to contain it.

C'mon, let's start something.



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Reply A Modest Proposal: Call this virus "THE HOAX." (Original post)
Warpy Mar 2020 OP
empedocles Mar 2020 #1
catbyte Mar 2020 #2
Amishman Mar 2020 #3
Atticus Mar 2020 #5
Warpy Mar 2020 #9
BComplex Mar 2020 #10
LuvLoogie Mar 2020 #4
procon Mar 2020 #6
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2020 #7
defacto7 Mar 2020 #8
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #11

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. 'trumpHoaxVirus'

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. Works for me.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:32 PM

3. That is irresponsible and dangerous

This thing is fucking lethal and the greatest public health threat in a generation. It should not be downplayed

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Response to Amishman (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:39 PM

5. I don't believe it was the OP's intent to "downplay" it. As I interpret it, the OP means to

name the disease "hoax" as an ironic slap in the face for Trump each time it would be used.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:48 PM

9. You're correct

but some people just don't get either irony or gallows humor. They are, of course, permitted their own take on this.

I'm calling it The Hoax. I'm assuming I'll get it eventually and since I'm old, I've got a fair chance of dying from it.

I can also use all the humor I can get, and calling it The Hoax will help.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:56 PM

10. True that, Warpy. I kinda like the idea,

because it also throws it back in the faces of all those stupid republican MAGAts that fell for trump's Fox "news" lies.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:36 PM

4. I've been calling it "The Democrat Hoax" or the "Mar-A-Gogo Flu"

That's what I tag their fuck ups with in the news links I post on my FB.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:40 PM

6. "Trump's Hoax"... He did it, say his name. nt

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:40 PM

7. No.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:45 PM

8. I think COVID-45 is good name for the disease.

(I'm borrowing that from another poster I don't remember who.)

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:57 PM

11. Orange Plague!

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