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The Linguistic Tale of ‘Yicche’ and Chickenpox

Chicken Pox, often casually referred to as the Varicella Zoster Virus, may sound like a benign childhood illness with its whimsical name, but the reality is quite different. It’s a condition that, though rarely, can lead to serious complications and even fatalities, particularly in children. Before the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in May 1995,

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Origins of “Mad As A Hatter”

The phrase “mad as a hatter,” contrary to popular association with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” did not originate from the novel. Carroll described the Hatter as mad but never used the exact phrase. The earliest documented use of “mad as a hatter” was in the 1829 short story “Noctes Ambrocian√¶” in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine,

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Ireland’s Elusive Isle Hy-Brasil and Its Legends

The allure of enchanting islands has captivated humanity for ages, giving rise to tales of otherworldly realms like Avalon and Atlantis. Among these legendary lands, Hy-Brasil has held a prominent place in Irish lore, painted in myth as a paradise of abundance and joy, ever elusive, lying somewhere west of Ireland’s shores. Hy-Brasil, with its

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