One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cancer.‘I decided I was going to beat this monster, the Big C’
- ‘I'm very conscious that the Big C runs in my family, so have been interested in hearing from people who didn't take conventional cancer treatments, but instead, changed their lifestyle and nutrition.’
- ‘But as you read his first person account of his battle with the Big C, you begin to understand.’
- ‘Was it the Big C, or just a concentrated bit of fat?’
- ‘It was not called by name, but was whispered as ‘the Big C,’ something that could attack any grown-up's body without warning.’
- ‘I suppose the warning signs were out when Steve was diagnosed with the Big C, but he's beat a number of other physical close calls with the Grim Reaper.’
- ‘Is it any wonder that what has been labelled at The Big C - some cannot even say the name - has become the topic of conversation to be generally avoided?’
- ‘However, my best friend has the big C, yes, cancer.’
- ‘So, with apologies to all, the need is to find an appropriately gruesome substitute for the Big C, one that gives offence to none.’
- ‘If the Big C is inside any one of these boobs, it would be entirely my fault wouldn't it?’
- ‘I should learn to shut up when someone brings up the Big C subject, instead of trying to change the world.’
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