Man flu: did you ever hear the like? That we, the tough, heroic gender should whinge about feeling poorly is an intolerable slur, regardless of whether or not it's true.
Fortunately, science comes to our aid, with a new report suggesting women - the flowery, arguably effete gender - complain more when they have a cold. Boffins at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also found that men play down their symptoms, doubtless due to the above mentioned heroism. My own view is as follows: women pick on sick men because they need their mates always to be strong, for propagation of the species and protection of the sprogs.
Theirs is a ruthless worldview, in which only the fit deserve to survive. It's chilling stuff, particularly when it comes to colds.
But what's sauce for the goose is doodah for the gander. Time to man up, gals.
A sniffle is no excuse for a snivel.