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  •  And everyone confused it with "malady" (1+ / 0-)
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    "Malaise" refers to a sense of unease, whereas "malady" refers to a disease.  Even if Carter did not use the word, it turned out to be a fairly accurate description.  This is borne out by how readily the public took the phase as some sort of insult.

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