In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I've heard deep vein thrombosis referred to as economy-class syndrome because of the cramped seating on airplanes.
- The machine can also be placed under an office worker's desk and, when used for 20 minutes at a time, can help prevent cramps and deep vein thrombosis, also known as economy-class syndrome.
- There was an outbreak of economy-class syndrome after a passenger on a flight from Australia died of deep vein thrombosis.
- For a decade or more we have wasted far too much time and energy dwelling on relatively trivial fears, whether about the chemicals in our coffee or economy-class syndrome.
- By the way, on long flights, people can end up with economy-class syndrome even when traveling in expensive first-class seats.
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