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On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 01:27 , Scott Chase wrote:
> I'd prefer sanguine, melancholic, phlegmatic, and choleric
Ah, the 'humours'....
We should reserve the spelling with the 'u' for that particular antique,
the precursor to so much personality-typing idiocies, like Rorschach
tests, and enneagrams, and the MeyersBriggs.
That it had such a sway upon medicine for so long was distressful, and
fatal, in more than many instances.
(Of course, my original comment was only to point out that 'our' has
'we' in it, as of course does too.)
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