Grammar help, PLEASE!!!! - page 2

Can anyone give me some help on how this should be transcribed. The endocervical canals are patent, and each ( connect, connects) with (its, their) respective ( uterus, uteruses) Which words... Read More

  1. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from dansamy
    Some women are born with a birth defect that divides the uterus. Others have two separate complete uterii (uteruses?) each with its own cervix.
    In this case, I would think, there would be a lot more to transcribe in that sentence! If this were the case, we would have a "for-real" compound sentence! A real PIA to break down.
  2. by   missrose
    The most annoying grammar pet peeve for me is when nurses pronounce centimeter "sontimeter". Oh my gosh! A centimeter is one one hundredth of a meter, right? A century is one hundred years. We don't pronounce it "sontury". One penny is one CENT. Not one SONT!! Please don't say "Sontimeter". You sound either illiterate, or like a snob.
    Last edit by missrose on Aug 24, '07
  3. by   bethin
    Quote from missrose
    The most annoying grammar pet peeve for me is when nurses pronounce centimeter "sontimeter". Oh my gosh! A centimeter is one one hundredth of a meter, right? A century is one hundred years. We don't pronounce it "sontury". One penny is one CENT. Not one SONT!! Please don't say "Sontimeter". You sound either illiterate, or like a snob.
    I've never heard anyone say that! Are they British?

    For the record, Lady had it right.
  4. by   missrose
    No, not British. I'm from Montana... I think it might be a Canadian thing. But it drives me nuts, because even Canadians and British don't say "Sontury" when they are talking about one hundred anything!
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Rose -- I am so with you on this!

    ONLY ever heard that in nursing school... in PA. Always sounded cuckoo to me. Even opened my mouth about it in class to the prof... but 'twas futile... so many used that pronunciation.

    Always heard it as "sonometer" which I knew, from engineering school, meant something entirely different.

    Thanks for bringing back a memory.. and a huge smile!
  6. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from missrose
    The most annoying grammar pet peeve for me is when nurses pronounce centimeter "sontimeter". Oh my gosh! A centimeter is one one hundredth of a meter, right? A century is one hundred years. We don't pronounce it "sontury". One penny is one CENT. Not one SONT!! Please don't say "Sontimeter". You sound either illiterate, or like a snob.
    Well, since the dictionary recognizes both pronunciations of the word, it would seem to me that those who refuse to accept that either pronunciation is correct are the ones who sound illiterate or like snobs.

    http://m-w.com/dictionary/centimeter
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    must say I am british and use centimeter not sontimeter. in fact never heard of sontimeter
  8. by   Havin' A Party!
    Thanks for posting that RN. Think I had actually looked it up a few years ago, but just forgot it.

    Still must say that, having been in the engineering field for over a decade... and making significantly greater use of the term than in my health care practice... I never heard anyone pronounce "centimeter" in the fashion we've described here... (other than as previously mentioned).

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