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I just gotta ask

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Why are so many physicians whose ancestors came from India named Dr. Gupta? Is it a caste thing?

Just wondering, for no apparent purpose.
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby fisticuffs » Fri May 22, 2009 5:03 pm

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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Fri May 22, 2009 6:02 pm

There used to be an ad on TV for a weight-loss doctor in Janesville. Every time it ran I thought for a moment they said his name was "Dr. Goofed-up".
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby white_rabbit » Fri May 22, 2009 9:39 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Yes. And no.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gupta_(name)


Cool. I didn't know that Gupta was Indian for Smith.
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby evansvillehousewife » Sun May 24, 2009 12:10 am

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:There used to be an ad on TV for a weight-loss doctor in Janesville. Every time it ran I thought for a moment they said his name was "Dr. Goofed-up".


Heh. I know a woman who went to him. He gave her a "special herb" that had to be diluted in 64 ounces of water and drank in increments throughout the day. You then had to walk 15 minutes before 10AM and 15 minutes after 5 PM, and the herb was guaranteed to work.

No shit.
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby Shipley » Sun May 24, 2009 12:54 am

drink only water and walk about 2 miles a day? Huh. I wonder how that would made you healthy?
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby peripat » Sun May 24, 2009 12:07 pm

Note-weight loss doc-don't think anyone said anything about 'healthy'
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby Learned » Sun May 24, 2009 6:47 pm

The no shitting part is counterintuitive.
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Re: I just gotta ask

Postby blunt » Mon May 25, 2009 3:37 pm

Indian doctors named Gupta are part of the same law that requires government building cafeterias to be run by a blind person, college alumni over 40 to still carry large combs-with-a-handle in their back pockets, and Chinese menus to have the exact same tiny photos of food.
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