8AM: Proctoring neurology with 9 freshmen in sandals and frayed shorts, each nursing a coffee cup.
I said: Tay-Sach's, Wernicke-Korsakoff's, Antoni A schwannomas, Alzheimer's, Creutzfeld-Jakob, Lyme, minimata mal d'orient, Lesch-Nyhan self-mutilation.
They said: Fructose-1-P aldolase, sedoheptulose-7 phosphate, xanthomatous pleomorphism, tombstone tangles, prions in chromosome 20, Borrelia burgdorferi, Japanese mercury intoxication, hypoxanthine-guanine deficiency.
I said: Marchiafava-Bignami, plus Luckenschadel.
They said: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, plus bone thinning.
I said: Munchaüsen's by proxy.
Smilingly, they asked: Who's Proxy?
I mentioned: Woltman's stiff-man syndrome.
They quickly said: Woltman's stiff-person!
I offered: Kugelberg-Welander, état marbre, Shy-Drager, plus 3 popular W'sWaardenberg, Wallenberg, and Wartenberg.
Then, soberly, with hands folded: Cranford's biological tenaciousness.
They answered: Thiamine deficiency, lipofuscinosis, putamenolysis, rejected all of the bergs, and said, Cranford's terminal "foreseeing" is simply a gentle apoptotic nudge for seniors with a grudge, but your entertaining eponymic rigidity suggests you may be mired in a second millennial turgidity.