Macro. Seems like a zillion years ago, macros were what serious computer people did. A macro was a pre-recorded routine you could enter into your computer to take care of repetitive tasks. As I recall they didn’t always work that well. And then after a time they were supplanted by user programming interfaces. None of which much explains any of today’s three macro words.
A macrocyte is an abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia. Luckily, I’ve never had anemia and kind of doubt I would even recognize a macrocyte if I saw one under a microscope. I greatly regret that I lost the name of whomever it was suggested these three words. I also haven’t the foggiest idea how this image of banana bread relates to these three search terms, though this was a Google image result for macrocyte macrosomia macroglossia. And honestly, it looks very tasty to me.
Macrosomia is more commonly known as big baby syndrome. It applies to newborns weighing in at more than 4,000 grams. It is commonly associated with diabetes during pregnancy and is found to be more common among Hispanic women, Most of the articles I found talked about how hard a really big baby is on the woman’t tail bone. Reading that made me shift uncomfortably on my own tail bone, as I continue to contemplate the banana bread that really does look yummy.
Macroglossia is a severe enlargement of the tongue. That sounds awful, frankly. I suspect if your tongue swelled up huge you would not be able to eat regular food (like that banana bread). Although if your tongue were really severely swollen you might have problems with your airway. That is not a happy thought. I honestly don’t think that whomever suggested these three particular words was thinkging about old early personal computer days macros like I was, and I found myself wondering why these three words, which I have to say win the prize for most obscure words submitted. What about you? Can you suggest Just 3 Words that are even more obscure than these?