Sorry all, but this appears to be the day of rants.
Recently, I have seen the term “lupie” used a lot. This refers to people who have, what else… lupus.
Where did this term come from? (I don’t know)
If this is another invention of the medical profession, like “rhupus,” I hope they don’t think they are being cute!
To me, this term is demeaning. It seems to take away the seriousness of the illness. When I hear “lupie,” I think of “loopy,” and we can all venture to guess that, that is not a positive association.
And it’s not like there is a difference in the length of the word.
Instead of saying, “I have lupus”, you say, “I am a lupie” (heard loopy). But probably very few people will know what you are talking about when you say the latter (assuming that they understand the former any better).