Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Today I got a flu shot. Not the H1N1, but a normal, run of the mill, flu shot. While reading over the paperwork I came across the word 'Malaise.' As in, 3-5 days after the shot you may experience malaise or flu like symptoms.

I've always known vaguely what the word meant, but I decided to look it up. This is what I found:


[ma-leyz, -muh-; Fr. ma-lez]  Show IPA
1.a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
2.a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.

The second definition describes exactly how I feel for most of tax season. Yikes!

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