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A type of pneumonia caused by mycoplasmas, with symptoms similar to but milder than those of bacterial or viral pneumonia. It spreads easily and typically affects school-age children and adults under 40.
- ‘It's a wonderful remedy for lung ailments such as bronchitis and walking pneumonia, and it has also been shown to lower blood glucose levels when taken regularly over a period of time.’
- ‘I am just recovering from a terrible cough and infection that my doctor diagnosed as walking pneumonia.’
- ‘Weiss excused his short performance, in which he finished fourth in Atlanta, explaining, ‘It's been a difficult couple of months with having flu and then walking pneumonia.’’
- ‘The last time I lost my voice it turned out to be walking pneumonia and since I have chronic asthma, I went to see my PCP.’
- ‘Then our engineer came down with walking pneumonia, but fortunately, Mitch came up a couple of times to bail us out and help on engineering until Bill got back on his feet.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.