For The Love Of All That Is Holy . . . . - page 2
"PT" means Physical Therapist. If you cannot bring yourself to type out "patient", the correct abbreviation is "pt". It's LOSE your license, not "loose" your license. I've seen this one so often... Read More
Jan 8 by applewhiternMy pet peeve is "I could care less." No, it is "I could NOT care less." To say "I could care less" means that, yes indeed, you could actually care even less than you do now.
Jan 8 by Ruby Vee, BSN, RNHow about "tow the line"? I read that one in a newspaper! (OK, it was the online version of a newspaper, but really!) It is "toe the line." As in having our toes on the line.
Jan 8 by OrganizedChaos, LVNQuote from Ruby VeeI just don't understand why someone would come on a board for professionals & use text speak. I don't get text speak to begin with but if you want to be taken seriously, show effective use of written communication. It makes me wonder what their documentation looks like!What also surprises me is how little some people care! If you're going to make a case that you've behaved in a professional manner, at least be coherent in how you're presenting your case!
Jan 8 by Not_A_Hat_Person, RNQuote from Ruby VeeWhy is millennial-bashing still a thing?"Why is "NETY" even still a thing?
Jan 8 by chareQuote from roser13According to the Grammar Girl, the correct phrase is in regard to.Lately "in regards to" is putting me over the edge.
It is "with regard (singular) to."
The correct phrase is "in regard to." You may be confused because "as regards" is another way to introduce a topic.
Jan 8 by Buyer bewareGood grammar, correct spelling takes a lifetime of practice. So you work at it or not.
Thoughtful and helpful written discussion of insightful ideas and shared experience is what I are strivin' for.Last edit by Buyer beware on Jan 8 : Reason: bad grammar
Jan 8 by datalore, ASN, RNWhen I pause from eating my young preceptees, I will make sure to really dive in and bully them over the grammar in their patient care notes. Ha!
In seriousness, I feel like proper grammar is a dying language. Thank you, ubiquitous smartphones.
Jan 8 by BeachNurse3484Quote from applewhiternAMEN!!! This one makes me batty.My pet peeve is "I could care less." No, it is "I could NOT care less." To say "I could care less" means that, yes indeed, you could actually care even less than you do now.
Jan 8 by VaccineQueen, ASN, RNThe often incorrect assumption that you can interchange fewer and less.
Jan 8 by HorseshoeMy pet peeve is apostrophe love.
One doctor = doctor.
More than one doctor = doctors.
More than one doctor does NOT = doctor's.
More than one patient does NOT = patient's.
Are they just not teaching this anymore, or is this an auto correct thing?
Don't even get me started on people with advanced degrees who don't understand when to use the words your versus you're, and there, their, and they're.
Jan 8 by Aunt Slappy, LPNThey're not teaching it anymore. Have you seen the curricula at many district schools these days?
My kids go to a charter school where they're taught for two solid years how to diagram sentences. I never even got that in Catholic school. The school also has a structured, rigorous writing curriculum that starts in junior high and culminates with an extremely demanding senior thesis. But this is rare across the country.
The people you're interacting with here literally did not get the kind of instruction they should have had. My dad graduated from a public district school in 1970 with a really good, thorough basic education. It was enough to make him successful in both the military and law enforcement. He only earned a bachelor's degree in his mid 20s to enhance his paycheck. These days, you couldn't pay me to send my children to the high school he attended.
Jan 8 by roser13, ASNQuote from chareFrom Grammarist.com (we're both wrong)According to the Grammar Girl, the correct phrase is in regard to.
Grammar Girl : "In Regard To" Versus "In Regards To" :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
Regard vs. regards
The traditional distinction goes like this: the singular regard is correct in phrases like with regard to and in regard to where these phrases mean with reference to, while the plural regards means good wishes expressing respect, affection, or condolences. But while some people continue to insist that using regards in place of regard is simply incorrect, the old distinction is not consistently borne out in real-world, 21st-century usage. Regards is commonly used both ways, both in edited writing and elsewhere.