When Did This Great Country Start Going To Rat-sh1t?
Discuss When Did This Great Country Start Going To Rat-sh1t? in The NAAFI Bar on The Army Rumour Service; Originally Posted by Fallschirmjager
Yes it has. It was definitely great in the Medieval and Tudor era.
Unless you were poor, which most people were. Too busy paying for wars etc., and dying of consumption....
Re: When Did This Great Country Start Going To Rat-sh1t?
Originally Posted by shape.when.wet
If not wah then old name for pneumonic plague, and sometimes collective noun for diseases of the lung, IIRC.
edited to add, yes wiki likes consumption as TB, but is historical catchall for being fecked with lung stuff.
No, not a wah, had an inkling it was a lungers disease but didn't want to go out on a limb, make a bold statement then get shot down.
Thanks for the info. I like the fact that they encompass a whole host of conditions under one title.
"They're dead doctor, they just sort of coughed and spluttered a bit then keeled over"