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    Default use of the word epidemic

    Is it correct to write "School Pride, It's Epidemic!" on a decorative banner?

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    Hi Orion,

    Welcome to UE!

    Yes, 'epidemic' is OK here, but the more usual collocation is 'contagious':

    'School Pride-- It's Contagious!'

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    Default Re: use of the word epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by orion12
    Is it correct to write "School Pride, It's Epidemic!" on a decorative banner?
    Although 'epidemic' means to spread rapidly, it carries a negative meaning. :( e.g., employment epidemic, AIDS epidemic.

    From Greek epi-de:mos
    epi means, 'against'
    de:mos means, 'the people'

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    Default Re: use of the word epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by orion12
    Is it correct to write "School Pride, It's Epidemic!" on a decorative banner?
    Although 'epidemic' means to spread rapidly, it carries a negative meaning. :( e.g., employment epidemic, AIDS epidemic.

    From Greek epi-de:mos
    epi means, 'against'
    de:mos means, 'the people'
    Thanks,
    Orion

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    Default Re: use of the word epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by orion12
    Thanks,
    Orion
    You're welcome. :D

    MM's suggestion 'contagious' is fabulous, don't you think?

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