Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?

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Dearest Huggable Peeps,

Will ewe take a lot and Mrs Fortiscuethrimblewaite,

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sad eh ?

She's feeling a bit sorry for herself !!...she has a right royal whopper of a cold and is shivering like a shivering thing that has been made Executive Officer In Charge of Shivering from the planet Shiver !

Thing is, although she has a 'cold ' she is running a temperature and is really rather hot !..so...why is a cold called a 'cold ' and not a 'hot' ?


Ahhh *penny dropped mode*...I think I might actually have had a revelation and could quite reasonably guess it..but...I'll save my guesstimate in case a definitive, authoritative answer sneezes it's way into this thread !

Hugs and shmishes



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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #1 on: 09/10/2008 09:30:14 »
Probably because it makes you feel cold and you get the shivers and when you get cold your nose runs etc etc etc.. LOL Maybe.. just a guess!

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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #2 on: 09/10/2008 10:28:30 »
People tend to catch more 'colds' when it's cold (and there are numerous theories as to why) but perhaps the naming came from something as simple as that.

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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #3 on: 09/10/2008 11:21:04 »
Thats a good guess!

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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #4 on: 09/10/2008 11:59:12 »
People tend to catch more 'colds' when it's cold (and there are numerous theories as to why) but perhaps the naming came from something as simple as that.

This was my guestimate too !   [:)]


Though, Karen,, I can see the shivering side of things working too  [:)]

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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #5 on: 09/10/2008 14:47:25 »
I hope someone who really knows will come along and tell us

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« Reply #6 on: 09/10/2008 16:50:41 »
I hope someone who really knows will come along and tell us

Yes, me too...I so hope someone answers so that I can get on with things..
...the anticipation is torture !  [;D]
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Why is a cold called a 'cold' when it makes you feel hot ?
« Reply #7 on: 10/10/2008 15:13:50 »
People tend to catch more 'colds' when it's cold (and there are numerous theories as to why) but perhaps the naming came from something as simple as that.

I bet it did.. that makes sense during the cold season..(winter that is)

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« Reply #8 on: 10/10/2008 15:16:34 »
Which brings to question which came first.. the cold season  as in (winter)

OR the cold season as in the time people catch colds??  or are they one and the same was the season named after the cold or the weather happening during that season?

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