I was wandering the net, avoiding work, like you do, and found this quote here on Patientsville:
Although Oxygen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as death, may still occur.
Let me run that by you wordsmiths who didn’t get it the first time.
Death is a symptom.
Of what? “Oh Doctor, the patient seems to have died.”
“I see. Let’s see what other symptoms he has, perhaps we can diagnose this tricky condition. It’s probably caused by Oxygen!”
What exactly is a symptom? Obviously, I’ve been using it wrong these past four decades. I’d better get it right with what Patientsville is saying. Dictionary.com to the rescue.
‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!