Random Word Post – variola

Brookville, Pennsylvania
April 18, 2016 7:47pm CST
I find a random word by flipping through my 2003 The New Webster’s Concise Dictionary and write a quick – often silly – little post about it. # “variola – Smallpox. From the Latin varius, speckled.” I don’t know much about smallpox, but speckled is not the first thing that comes to mind. I usually think of deadly and eradicated.
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@marguicha (108939)
• Chile
19 Apr 16
I agree with you. But it did not get erradicated too long ago in some places.
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