Apparently, in real life, “chondroitin” just means “cartilage substance” and “hypochondria” means “under the cartilage (of the sternum),” because the ancient Greeks thought that was where morbid feelings came from.
TEXT OF COMIC:
My joints still ache.
I keep telling you, you carry too many books at once.
I need glucosamine-chondroitin supplements.
You KNOW those don’t work.
They worked for me once.
Either coincidence, or your ailment was hypochondria in the first place.
Yes, because hypochondria LITERALLY MEANS deficiency of chondroitin!
No it doesn’t.
MOUSEOVER TEXT: my favorite joke ever is the one about the bipartisan push in Congress for legalizing medicinal marijuana to treat arthritis: joint support for joint support for joint support