The croup

The One Big Happy strip from 8/21: Ruthie, faced with the unfamiliar medical term the croup, does her best to assimilate it to what she knows, namely the ordinary-language term for a physical condition, the creeps. But this time, she guesses that croup is a portmanteau, of group and creeps. From NOAD: give someone the creeps: informal induce a … Continue reading The croup