13 thoughts on “Jawfaln, Lethargie and Tissick

  1. Fascinating. So many sources of death of which we know nothing: “Rising of the lights,” took 98 people, for example. “Planet” took another 13. I can’t find “jawfaln.”

    I haven’t heard of any corona virus in Alaska yet, although we certainly expect that it will show up. That leaves us free, for better or worse, to focus on politics.

    Hope you all are safe, from rising or falling lights, from planets, and from all other ills —

    1. Here is a list of definitions for some of these. Most interesting! https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/causes-of-death-recorded-in-london-1632-incl-wolf-suddenly-and-rising-of-the-lights.369469/ “. . . Rising of the lights = as an organ meat, lungs are often called “lights” because they are very light-weight organs. Nobody’s sure about what exactly “rising of the lights” was, but it may be related to severe coughing and the perception that during a cough the lungs would rise up in the chest. Perhaps croup, a respiratory disease causing a severe ‘barking’ cough.” It has definitions or thoughts about all of them.

  2. I think I may have some of these…

    I wonder if jawfaln (“jaw-fallen”?) is another version of lockjaw, usually brought about an infected wound.

  3. Rumour has it that this virus was concocted by the US and stollen by the Chinese. Well what does it matter now? Pandora’s box has been opened and we’ll just have take our chances. My guess is those who’ve developed natural immunities will probably do better than those who depend on the passive immunity provided by the Flu vaccines. The next few months are going to be very interesting. What better way to cover up a financial crash than with a pandemic?

    1. This is a new theory for the disease origin that I had not heard.

      Mr. Trump has not had much to say this morning, now that the Dem race is settling into two old white guys. I’m sure that he’ll make up for the silence soon.

      1. I did read of a Trump supporter saying, “I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but….” He went on to point out that previous viruses have surfaced at times that didn’t suit his side of politics. Those lefties, they’ll do anything!

  4. A very comprehensive list! It might be helpful to provide a list of cures as well. At the moment I’m favouring the nosegay, along with singing the old nursery rhyme. ‘Atishoo atishoo we all fall down’ seems appropriate…

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