"Hello, scurvy is MY choice, and if you don't like it just go to Iran or Russia or wherever."

pro_scurvy is a community for like-minded individuals who believe that Scurvy is not a disease, but a way of life.
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13 Responses:

  1. jette says:

    I can't even tell you how many incarnations of this joke I considered making and never did.

  2. amusing... but is it Politically Correct to those who have lost family (and teeth) to scurvy? ;)

  3. babysimon says:

    I hope they're satirising <lj user="pro_anorexia">.

    Or have I just said something terribly obvious?

  4. cje says:

    I didn't even think you could get scurvy anymore. Can you?

    • eqe says:

      Oddly enough, I was just reading about this. Yes, it's possible, although you have to avoid everything with even a trace of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for about a month. It only takes about 5% of the US RDA to avoid the disease, so even a bottle of citrus soda would probably prevent the problem. Doctors in the UK had a university student a few years back who went to the hospital with scurvy; he admitted to not eating anything but chips and cola. (Or something like that, read the snopes page for more details.)

  5. aitp says:

    A friend of mine (who rushed my frat, coincidentally--we didn't accept him) was the first victim of scurvy in Oklahoma since the land rush, a couple years ago.

    They cured him pretty quickly, though.


    Then he got it again.