For The Love Of All That Is Holy . . . .

  1. "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 I'm starting to type "loose" myself.

    "Needless to say" means it is so obvious that you don't even need to point it out. Why do people persist on using this when it is neither obvious or even remotely likely?

    Why is "NETY" even still a thing?
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  3. by   roser13
    Lately "in regards to" is putting me over the edge.

    It is "with regard (singular) to."
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    *I feel a COB rant coming on.....
  5. by   thetruth7
    Quote from Ruby Vee

    Why is "NETY" even still a thing?
    have you seen this? wondering what your opinion is on it. i tried to start a new thread, but not sure why it wasn't post. i'm a new graduate looking to enter the workforce and a bit afraid.

  6. by   OrganizedChaos
    And HIPPA! Can't forget that one.
  7. by   Libby1987
    I do make my share of typos, but the repeated incorrect use and/or spelling of words on this site surprise me.
  8. by   sevensonnets
    Or folks who need ADVISE ASAP.
  9. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from sevensonnets
    Or folks who need ADVISE ASAP.
    It seems those people also comment in the post/make multiple post thinking it will get replies faster.
  10. by   nursel56
    Quote from sevensonnets
    Or folks who need ADVISE ASAP.
    . . .or sometimes "advices" nooooo! So many ways to butcher a word that never hurt anybody.
  11. by   blondy2061h
    I hate when people use the expression "much less" incorrectly.

    "I was so busy I didn't even have time to take a lunch break, much less a bathroom break!"

    Uhm, no. That's backwards. Just because you didn't have time to take a 30 minute lunch doesn't mean you didn't have time for 2 minutes in the bathroom. You use the expression "much less" to say you couldn't do one thing "much less" the harder thing.

    "I couldn't even get 1 tube of blood from that small vein, much less the 6 I needed for all the ordered labs!" There we go, that's the correct way to use that expression.

    Don't even get me started on "irregardless." *shudder*
  12. by   meanmaryjean
    *shakes fist

    Off my lawn you kids!
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Libby1987
    I do make my share of typos, but the repeated incorrect use and/or spelling of words on this site surprise me.
    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!
  14. by   TriciaJ
    "Could of" "would of" "should of". It's "could have" "would have" "should have". Can be abbreviated "would've"; not to be confused with "would of" which makes no sense.

    Also redundant phrases like "fellow coworker" "fellow nursing comrade" "we were frightened and scared". People seem to find this pedantic, but do they really think they can be taken seriously when they can't communicate above a fifth grade level? I'm willing to cut a lot of slack when English is a second language. Unfortunately for some, English seems to be a second language and they don't have a first one.

    And this is my COB rant.

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