Magpie, a dangerous affliction for a printer?

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Magpie, a dangerous affliction for a printer?
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3503967.stm

Just learned from this article that the Latin for Magpie is pica. How charming — I wonder if Vince Connare knows. Have any printers or typographers suffered from pica and lived to tell the tale?

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Is this where the term “lead-belly” comes from?

ewww. pad pun. sorry.