Yesterday I was out and about in Prague and spotted this rather unobtrusive building which offers so much to all of those unfortunate enough to have problems with their hair and indeed problems of being without hair, I expect.
You know I think it’s great to be able to find a funny sign on one’s home turf don’t you?
Of course I hadn’t realised until I read it just now that Panacea is a girl’s name, it’s Greek actually, which makes you wonder whether Greeks like girls? Fancy calling your little one Panacea! I don’t.
As with most Greek names ‘Panacea’ was a goddess, one of quite a large a family of five. While her brothers were off being kings (two) and being sort of doctors at the same time to say nothing about being killed in a war with the Amazons (the tribe and not the online shop) Panacea wasn’t to be out done by her siblings, so it’s said (isn’t it always ‘said’ when you talk about gods), she came up with either a poultice or a potion (no one is quite sure – another ‘godly’ trick here I see) that could heal the sick.
This handy potion or poultice (recipe not included because no one knows what was in it)led to using the word Panacea in medicine to describe something that was a substance meant to cure all diseases.
What a shame that as far as I know anything that a god has done or created that’s useful is not in use today. Just imagine how useful Panacea’s potion or poultice would be for curing people with cancer, heart disease and the rest of the diseases that gods of any religion are prayed to, to heal and seemingly don’t listen.
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”
I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’
This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.
If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams
Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?
To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.