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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:203
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    “It's The Tit,” said my receptionist, “Merry Christmas.”

    The Tit's party piece was to collapse theatrically at every local festivity. His nickname, I emphasise, referred to the tiny moustache affected by all male members of his clan. In a delightful etymological quirk, these moustaches are known colloquially as tits, ergo the Tit Magees. My patient had become head of the clan by outliving the rest, ergo The Tit. Titles are rare in this republican heartland; instead of Lords and …

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