We can all stop worrying about “cello scrotum” at last


 (Apparently, doing this isn’t likely to damage the scrotum. bbc.co.uk)

I couldn’t resist linking to  a post on the history of the mythical condition known in medical circles as “cello scrotum,” (one I had never heard of until Kristen from Florida forwarded me the article from the BBC). How could one not be moved by such double-entendre rich writing as-

“A spokesman for the BMJ said that, 34 years on, no-one faced the sack for failing to spot the implausible condition. “

Well, I’m glad nobody is facing a sack afflicted with “cello scrotum.”

One might applaud the BBC for having the balls to tackle so bawdy a subject, but I can only bow in admiration when a member of the House of Lords admits to “dining out” on cello scrotum for thirty years. And, I fall, supplicant, upon the floor in awe of the BBC’s use of the heading

Scrotal flak


What more can I say…. 

Check out the BBCs podcast from PM on the subject.

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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