Grippe

From the graphic novel of _Casino Royale_, Bond's friend Mathis caused feedback in a microphone to harm the eavesdropper who is pretending to be sick with the flu.

From the graphic novel of Casino Royale, Bond’s friend Mathis caused feedback in a microphone to harm the eavesdropper who is pretending to be sick with the flu.

This is an old word for the “flu.”

Why I Looked It Up

In the James Bond novel Casino Royale, Bond’s hotel room is bugged by the manager’s wife, who pretends to be sick with the flu so she can eavesdrop.

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