phlegmatics r us

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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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