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Lost in translation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1749
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The last days of school: shaving foam over teachers’ cars, food dye in the pool, running in the corridors, throwing eggs, smoking on school property, ties off, makeup on (boys and girls), and heading off to the pub at lunchtime, embarrassed by the lameness of our pranks. People who have nothing to lose can be dangerous, so with one month to go before I stop writing my weekly column perhaps I should throw caution to the wind and just start offending everyone. However, I thought I should do something different …

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