from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sudden interruption or insufficiency of the supply of blood to the heart, typically resulting from occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery and often characterized by severe chest pain.

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  • noun An acute myocardial infarction, sometimes fatal, caused by the sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, which obstructs the blood supply to the heart and leads to necrosis of heart muscle tissue.
  • noun figuratively Death or failure.

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  • noun a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function


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  • "This is the meal to eat if you like pig products: two eggs scrambled with chopped bacon, diced ham, and crumbled sausage, then topped with cheddar cheese. All rounded out with two strips of bacon, two sausage links, hash browns, and two fluffy buttermilk pancakes. The amount of sodium in this pile of pig garbage is enough to last you two days … if you don’t die of a heart attack first."

    - 'The Worst Artery Cloggers in America', Brie Cadman, April 2008.

    April 9, 2008

  • This sounds quite tasty, not like pig garbage at all. (I don't worry about sodium so much.) Eggs, cheese, pancakes, and hash browns aren't pig products either--at least, not last time I checked--so it's five pig products versus four non-pig products.

    And why remark on the sodium instead of the saturated fat? Maybe the rest of the article does that. Or maybe poor Brie is just upset to have been named after cheese...? (I'll probably never get tired of that joke.) Mmm... brie....

    April 9, 2008

  • It sounds great, although I'm not so keen on the pancakes.

    April 9, 2008

  • Yeah, they always sound good until I take about three or four bites, and then I don't want any more. What's up with that?

    April 10, 2008