For The Love Of All That Is Holy . . . . - page 8

"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

  1. by   djh123
    Quote from Boomer MS, RN
    "I graduated nursing school." No, schools graduate students. Students graduate from schools.

    I hear this all the time, especially about students "graduating high school." Where did this come from? Is this accepted now?
    I think it's the way the English say/write it, and it's become more accepted over here. But I might be wrong.
  2. by   djh123
    Something that cracked me up was a short piece on 'your' vs. 'you're', which we know that something like 90% of people seem to get wrong these days. Here the article (obviously) explained the difference, and someone commented 'Really??', like they still couldn't believe 'you're' existed, and when/why to use it. Ha ha.
  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from djh123
    Something that cracked me up was a short piece on 'your' vs. 'you're', which we know that something like 90% of people seem to get wrong these days. Here the article (obviously) explained the difference, and someone commented 'Really??', like they still couldn't believe 'you're' existed, and when/why to use it. Ha ha.
    I used "your" in place of "you're" on a post last night and can't edit it. It's killing me. I tend to write like a drunk when I'm tired, though ...and sometimes when I'm not.
  4. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I used "your" in place of "you're" on a post last night and can't edit it. It's killing me. I tend to write like a drunk when I'm tired, though ...and sometimes when I'm not.
    I type almost all of my posts on my iPhone, so the limited editting windpw often irritates me.

    I never learned sentence diagramming in school. It was out of fashion and just never covered by the time i was in school. I don't think it hurt my ability to use proper grammar.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from llg
    "It's a doggy dog world."

    Yes, I have seen that several times. How do people use that phrase when obviously, they don't know what it means?
    I honestly think this is how a person hears it . . . and maybe never read it in a book or news article so never saw it written.

    Say "dog eat dog" fast . . . it can sound like "doggy dog".

    Just think about how we hear lyrics of music and find out we are wrong. In fact, Dave Barry wrote a short book about misheard lyrics. Pretty fun.
  6. by   Cat365
    Quote from Roman1
    I see this one documented all the time "floor matt down and next to bed". It's floor mat. I always want to say, so you put Matt on the floor!
    This one made me laugh. I had the image of a Matt on the floor waiting for someone to fall on him. Will he catch them or be squished?
  7. by   littlespitfire
    Pet peeve- poor grammar or spelling in a fax to a physician. I've seen them so bad, doc circled the phrase and wrote "what?" Sometimes I feel like people try to over "professionalize" their communications, and it ends up sounding like a medical soap opera script.
  8. by   djh123
    Quote from DeeAngel
    I hate people using passed instead of past. "He past by the house" vs "He passed by the house". There is no way anyone can "past by" anything.
    I just had to comment on this one, because I hadn't even noticed until tonight that a sign at work notes that only kitchen personnel can go 'PASSED' a yellow line. Uh-huh...
  9. by   smartnurse1982
    So I guess it is incorrect when someone says "I am going to school to get my Rn".
  10. by   Wuzzie
    "6 AM in the morning". Really?!! Is that to avoid confusion with 6 AM in the evening?!
  11. by   Double Dunker
    Someone recently updated the labels in our nutrition room. The saltine crackers were right next to the "chicken broff".
  12. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from Double Dunker
    Someone recently updated the labels in our nutrition room. The saltine crackers were right next to the "chicken broff".
    I wouldn't let that go unchallenged.
  13. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from smartnurse1982
    So I guess it is incorrect when someone says "I am going to school to get myRn".
    maybe not if the person is going to go to the school to retrieve the RN that they employ as a personal assistant lol!

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