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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.99 no.6 Cape Town June 2009




Kebble or quibble?



Dear Aunt Ethel,

To those skilled at matters surgical, a lost orchid is the euphemism for an ectopic testis or undescended testicle. Makes Tretchikoff's originals/collectors' pieces sound like priceless balderdash, perhaps?

Yours affectionately

Robert-Ian Caldwell

Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal