- A nonce word popularized by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, scriptwriters for a 9 November 1954 programme of The Goon Show, "Lurgi Strikes Britain", in which Ned Seagoon must deal with a national outbreak of a highly dangerous, highly infectious and — as it turns out — highly fictitious disease known as the Dreaded Lurgi. Folk etymologies for this word include: (Wiktionary)
“I sympathise... the lurgy is a strong one this time round.”
“Good luck with the new clubhouse and the dreaded lurgy.”
“However, Kurtzhau has the lurgy and dosed most of the afternoon.”
“I feel cautiously optimistic that the lurgy has retreated enough that I won't pay a terrible price for going, but still ...”
“And even though I know it's the lurgy talking and that I will get better, eventually, doesn't help.”
“Thanks to the lurgy and having to stop to get Prodigal Mage pages sorted I'm running a tiddy bit behind, but I'll catch up.”
“And as he pointed out himself, probably not a wise move to expose yerself to the dreaded lurgy a few days before the Helsinki holiday.”
“I am starting to think that people believe I am making it up when I mention another lurgy.”
“Cause arriving in Finland only to spend a week wallowing in diseased misery, with said lurgy probably being passed on to one's gracious hosts ... yeah, not good.”
“Of course – they didn't want to catch the lurgy and they had busy lives.”
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