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The C Word: What’s In A Word?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Letter C, in Neon (Crazy California)| By Antoinette Kuritz

Harry Potter lived in fear of “He who shall not be named,” but once Harry said “Voldemort” out loud, the fear of the creature began to dissipate. The same can be said about the word cancer.

As a child, I remember my grandmother pointing to a neighbor and saying, “She has you-know-what.”  When I inquired of my never-short-with-me grandma, “What’s you-know-what?” I was met with a surprising gruffness.  “You don’t need to know that,” I was told. (more…)