A while ago I got an email proclaiming the magnificence of Honey and Cinnamon together.
" Cinnamon and Honey "
" Facts on honey and cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.
... Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:"
And then follows a list of diseases that can be cured by various combinations of honey and cinnamon, in any number of varying amounts.
Now, before you go getting all offended that I'm mocking the message, hear me out.
I know that honey has many amazing attributes and can cure many ills. Also that cinnamon has some interesting abilities- it apparently does lower blood sugar, for one thing.
And I'm not making fun of any of the claims that this email purports, well... maybe just the one about curing toothache... Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching ... (I'm thinking... when it falls out...)
What really make me chuckle was the wording of the email and the list of curable diseases that followed.
If you're reading: "Weekly World News ... has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon ... " and then, somewhere between "indigestion, influenza, and pimples" the words "longevity" and "weight loss", and it doesn't make you grin, I'll take it all back.
I'm sure the intent was to suggest that "longevity and weight loss" are things that are supported or enhanced by honey and cinnamon concoctions... but the wording!
The wording rather implies that longevity and weight loss can be cured by this sweet spiciness!
It made me think... eat honey and cinnamon- you'll die fat.
Let this be a reminder to all you good folks out there in "Let'swriteaforwardingemailLand": Get someone to edit it before you hit "Send" the first time... make sure it meant what you said and said what you meant ...
So no one is chuckling one hundred percent...