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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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Unknown Report 2 Sep 2004 23:01

Well knock me down with a feather! I just looked at the Archaic medical terms site and it says "Chincough or chin-cough Whooping cough " or as the medical profession likes to call it now, pertussis. nell


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:05

Ah but jonas nuttall died of mortification, does this mean rigor set in before he popped his cloggs??


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:15

thought that was ching ching


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:18

no ching ching's a panda sos lol


Pat Report 2 Sep 2004 23:20

No it was the rising of the lights that caused chincough leading to death by teeth. LOL> Pat x


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:25

Eeeek mine are stuck in my apple!

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Janet 693215 Report 2 Sep 2004 23:28

I've only got boring death certificates. Looks like I'll be ordering more in the near future in the hope I get some funnies.


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:31

Could be the spiritous liqor calling


Unknown Report 2 Sep 2004 23:33

Henry (who ate the notorious meat pie) deserted his wife Janet a few months earlier. She was admitted to the poor house and was described as "much given to drink". I think she may have been responsible for stealing the lettuce. Incidentally, she died of "senility"


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:36

i know i keep going on about it, but this book make excellent and amusing reading you should all get a copy, wait till I tell you about the secret diaries......................


Denise Report 2 Sep 2004 23:41

signing off now - much bedtime reading to do. speak again on the morrow if i survive the teeth! lol x


Pat Report 2 Sep 2004 23:45

Is it possible that stopping of the stomach can be caused by lettuce??? All it would take is the 'tip of the Iceberg' Pat x


Pat Report 2 Sep 2004 23:51

nite Denise & Marion, Pat x Must find others who have good death certs somewhere on the boards. maybe tomorrow we can return to the subject of daires, dhyereo or loose bowels as Sheila mentioned and then there will be no stopping us>


Unknown Report 2 Sep 2004 23:53

The owner of the eating house said "we have never had any complaints before" and "possibly 40 or 50 persons had meat pie on that day" So, if you have a missing relative in Tilbury Docks area in August 1900, could be he ate one of the other portions of pie!


Janet Report 2 Sep 2004 23:58

This has GOT to win the prize for the funniest thread since GC (GR) started! I don't think I've EVER laughed SO much!!


Pat Report 3 Sep 2004 00:00

Janet Have you got any amusing causes of death on certs? Pray tell us I havent as I have been able to get many certs from my rellies? I am looking forward to being able to get some after these threadsLOL> Pat x


Pat Report 3 Sep 2004 00:02

Those Pies in Tilbury Maybe the 40-50 others had theres with a pinch of salt? Pat x


Anne Report 3 Sep 2004 00:48

many thanks for your amusing deaths, i havent laughed so much for a long time , keep them coming . lol.


badger Report 3 Sep 2004 02:14

so now we have 50 pies and fifty pinches of salt,okay,but where do we get hold of 50 iceburg lettuce in a hurry,and how do you eat them all with your teeth stuck in a wormy apple .Fred.ptfg.


Unknown Report 3 Sep 2004 05:41

another great grandfather died in his early 50's of exhaustion. then I realised he had been a busy chappie - got a neighbour and gt gran with child at the same time and then when gt gran died a short while later he married the neighbour. In total gt granda fathered well over 20 children - neither wonder he was exhausted!!!!!