So where has SC been for the last week? With an assist from Webster's, here goes:
in·flu·en·za, /in-(")flü-'en-z&/, a : an acute highly contagious virus disease that is caused by any of three orthomyxoviruses (Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, and Influenzavirus C) and that is characterized by sudden onset, fever, prostration, severe aches and pains, and progressive inflammation of the respiratory mucous membrance -- often used with letter A, B, or C to denote disease caused by a specific one of the three genera b : any of various human respiratory infections of undetermined cause -- not used technically
flu·shot, /flü-'shät/,a medicine given to prevent getting the flu
im·be·cile, /'im-b&-s&l/,a person who receives repeated warnings from family members and coworkers to get himself a flu shot, based on years of observation, and declines to heed both advice and experience
mo·ron, /'mor-"än/, an individual who passes up free flu shots at work
Usage: During flu season, SC demonstrated that he was both an imbecile and a moron by not getting a flu shot.
OK, these things aren't 100% effective. But you get the point. SC is feeling much better now, though, and blogging will resume shortly.