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A Brief History of Unwelcome Visitors To Britain
The Mnemonic Plague.
'I'll see your Bubonic Plague and raise you a severe case of Leprosy.'
"I'm not saying it's the plague, but I wouldn't go buy a big bag of bird seed."
'Being a royal court jester hasn't just been all glitz and glamor you know. Oh sure, there's been a lot of laughter on the outside but tehre's been a lot of crying,dysentry,cholera,gout and bubonic plague on the inside.'
1347: Olaf the Oaf invents stand up comedy
"Black is the new death."
'The plague? I thought you were extinct.'
"The Black Plague wiped out half the country, Sire, but we have record-low interest rates!"
"Stop! I have fleas! Lots of fleas! Some of them may be carrying the plague!"
"Well, your friend is wrong: Technically, we don't carry diseases, we carry disease carriers..."
'And so, Ladies and Germs, I conclude that we must promote homeopathy! This may be our best chance to wipe out the human race since the glory days of the Black Plague.'
'It was terrible, I was in a pit with thousands of plague infested rats crawling all over me!'
"It's a flea collar: I don't want a plague on my conscience..."
'The Dark Ages'
'What seems to be the problem?' - 'I've got bubonic plague.' - 'Okay... so what symptoms do you have?' - 'Well, I feel chilly and I had a muscle cramp. They're both symptoms of plague.' - 'I hate Wikipedia.' - 'It says here that you should prescribe...'
'Bring out your biodegradeables.'
Young Rat: 'Hello Mrs.Krabrandski,can Rodney come out and Plague?'
'I said bring out your dead not throw out your dead!'
Uses of a Dead Cat in History: 'Bring Out Your Dead.'
"When I was your age, I was already carrying several deadly diseases!"
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Cures for Ye Plague
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Black Death plague was caused by human fleas and body lice, not rats, study says.