There should be less glamorous names for disgusting foot conditions!

There should be less glamorous names for disgusting foot conditions!

Boom! There it is, says John Madden. As he sprays Tough Actin’ Tinactin on a little claymation foot monster with evil eyes. Cures Athletes Foot… I saw this on a commercial today and realized the idiocy of this conditions’ name. I think there should be a fair amount of immediate disgust when one hears the name of certain skin funguses related to ringworm and crotch rot!
Imagine this… some high school football jock is scratching his infected foot in class. Some swooning girl asks… “oh what’s wrong?”
He’s like, “Oh, don’t worry about it baby… I have Athletes foot… that’s right, I’m an Athlete!… Cause Athletes get that… we’re tough you see.” And she’s all like, “Oh he’s so tough… he’s an Athlete, wanna go to prom??!?!” Well, what she doesn’t understand is that he has a revolting foot rash… a fungus actually… a disgusting foot fungus, caused by poor hygiene and general bad demeanor… all red and irritated with ripples and bumps… it’s gross! But you wouldn’t know it by it’s name. In fact you’d think telling someone they have Athletes foot sounds like a compliment. “Oh man! Look at the athletes foot on that running back!” or “Johnny just stole third base, he’s sure got the Athletes foot!” Kiebash!
It’s not the same for ringworm–which is almost the exact same condition. You say you have ringworm and people quarantine you in your locker. Nobody will speak to you for months they think it’s so contagious. Athletes foot is so poorly titled, it sounds like a virtuous compliment but it’s actually a virulent rashlike fungus caused by poor hygiene.

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