Random cultural oddity?

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Wed Jun 17 20:04:22 UTC 1998

It is reported by authentic sources that the formula for Viagra is
contained in the last sutra of Panini's Astadhyayi.  He is reported to
have died saying 'Viagra, Viagra', but evidently before someone would
administer it to him.
                        Madhav Deshpande

On Wed, 17 Jun 1998, Ashok Aklujkar wrote:

> For some weeks I have been saying to my family that Viagra looks suspicioulsy close to vyaaghra 'tiger.' However, I have not been energetic enough to investigate how the drug was named. (Could it be because I did not take Viagra?) -- ashok aklujkar
> At 10:44 -0500 16-06-98, jonathan silk wrote:
> >I haven't seen mention of this anywhere (but then, I haven't been looking
> >either)
> >
> >So, I wondered:  Am I the only one who noticed this and thought it ...
> >interesting:
> >
> >vyAgra :: Viagra
> >
> >Surely this is more than a coincidence?
> >
> >In a lighter mood, jonathan
> >
> >Jonathan SILK
> >
> >****Note New Email Address***:
> >
> >jonathan.silk at yale.edu

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