is it oriented or orientated? - page 11

what words do you hear consistently mispronounced.....my pet peeve is when people wish to say oriented, as in alert and oriented, and they actually say orientated....where are they getting the extra... Read More

  1. by   rebel_red
    Originally posted by deebug
    Pet peeves: Libary, instead of library (my mother's downfall) and birfday (my father-in-law's downfall). I feel like saying "I goen down to da libary to reed bout human birf an all dat"


    :roll


    Oh Liberry does it to me every time! My personal thing is I can never remember (phonetics alert) if it is syl va deen or syl va dine.......


    Tres
  2. by   P_RN
    Originally posted by cokie
    had a discussion with my dh one day about shrimp
    I had a roommate once who loved shrimps and grips (grits)
    My cousin would go to the State Fair to ride the swear-swheel.
    I heard a lady say she liked lemon menage pie......oh me oh my!
    Folks hoe up their garden to keep down weed plants. And boy is that a job of work to do.
    Other folks live in a dwelling house.

    Ain't English fun?
  3. by   healingtouchRN
    I needed that laugh after taking CV boards this a.m. I feel real dis-orientated(lol) after that test!! I felt "shortnen of the breasts"(common term here), I swore I had "fireballs in my eucarist", but it was just gas! I had a lil' naw-shuer but now I'm fine. I'm fixin' to have me a "butt lite"! I mean a Bud light! Ciao ya'll!:chuckle:
    Last edit by healingtouchRN on May 19, '03
  4. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by healingtouchRN
    I felt "shortnen of the breasts"(common term here),


    :roll That's what happened to me when I lost 40 lbs!!:roll
  5. by   luvbug
    Okay, I have to agree with sbic56 on the "could care less" thing. If you say that, that means that you DO care, because you are saying that you Could Care less. the proper thing to say is "I couldn't care less" because that means that you don't care at all. MY pet peeve on things people say wrong are "I seen him yesterday" and things like that. It's "I SAW him yesterday" We also have a nurse who is always saying "you's." Like "I seen you's yesterday at the store" or something like that. Oh, and how about this...expecially or excape. (especially and escape). I know somebody who calls a pitcher a "picture." (he says, "I drank a whole picture of juice") Gotta love that one!! :chuckle
  6. by   Fgr8Out
    We had a new grad who would report, "... patient has positive bowel sounds and is passing flautas." After listening to this mispronounciation for a few weeks, I finally went up to her after report and told her...."FLATUS is what you might pass after you eat FLAUTAS, but if any of our patients are passing FLAUTAS, I think we need a GI consult."
  7. by   healingtouchRN
    I used to work with a gal who wrote things in her charts such as (I am not kidding!!) "settlements in the urines" instead of sediment in the urine. She says "Inte-jilin" rather than "Integrilin", "teticope" rather than stethoscope", "slay cables" rather than "slave cables" (used with IABP's), "Doputrex" & "Dobamine" rather than "Dobutrex" & "Dopamine". and this lady claims she has a Masters degree....ok, but not in ENGLISH!!!! Our unit even came up with a "dic-ton-ery" rather than a "dictionary" in her honor! So we could understand her. The patients would comment, "do she know what sheis doing?". oh by the way, she also tells us she is a MAJOR in the US armed forces....scary huh???
  8. by   missrose
    As I posted on a different thread.... it's centimeter. It's not pronounced "sontimeter". We don't call a century a sontury. We don't call one penny a sont. Think about it. "Sontimeter" is completely incorrect.
  9. by   MaryPush
    "Stint" for stent.
    "Ongoingly"
  10. by   brighella
    Quote from deebug
    Pet peeves: Libary, instead of library (my mother's downfall) and birfday (my father-in-law's downfall). I feel like saying "I goen down to da libary to reed bout human birf an all dat"
    I actually broke up with a guy once because he pronounced it 'liberry' (well thats not completely true, he had other MAJOR issues) but it was the straw that broke the camels back. What was worse was having a tenured english professor who pronounced it that way. Made research papers excruciating.

    I think this is a regional one, but instead of saying "trashed" they say "thrashed" as in 'he thrashed his knee falling off the half-pipe" I just try to ignore it.
  11. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from missrose
    As I posted on a different thread.... it's centimeter. It's not pronounced "sontimeter". We don't call a century a sontury. We don't call one penny a sont. Think about it. "Sontimeter" is completely incorrect.
    See my reply on the other thread. It is not at all incorrect.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I vote "oriented" as "orientated" Sounds just horrible to me.
  13. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from rebelwaclause
    webster dictionary online

    main entry: ori-ent-ed
    pronunciation: 'or-e-"en-t&d, 'or-
    function: adjective
    date: 1944
    : intellectually, emotionally, or functionally directed <humanistically oriented scholars>

    main entry: ori-en-tate
    pronunciation: 'or-e-&n-"tat, 'or-, -"en-
    function: verb
    inflected form(s): -tat-ed; -tat-ing
    date: 1849
    transitive senses : orient
    intransitive senses : to face or turn to the east

    either or is ok. i use oriented, or abbreviate "a & o"
    probably been addressed already, given the age of this thread, but no, either is not ok.

    the first entry was "oriented", as an adjective. as in "the person was oriented to person, place, and time". a person can also be "oriented" to room surroundings. he cannot be "orientated" to them. a person is never "orientated x3", if you want to sound educated

    the second entry, "orientate", is a verb. note the word is "orientate", not "orientated".

    my personal pet peeve is when a nurse informs me that new grad jenny is going to be "orientated" by jane doe, rn. most people will say "she's on orientation" correctly. yay. but waaaayyyy to many will say "she's still being orientated this week"!

    i work with a nurse who will always tell me in report that the patient is "orientated" when she means "not confused". cringe.

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