is it oriented or orientated? - page 12
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
Apr 30, '09OrienTAted makes me crazy, as does irregardless-not a word- the word is regardless. Femoral has the accent on the first syllable- fem' oral. I know it has become somewhat accepted, but I have issues with di-li-TA-tion. The word is
Apr 30, '09Quote from RNsRWe1) of course a patient can be orientated to his surroundings, using your posted def. this would be the correct word to use when you are explaining his/her surroundings to him/her....where everything isProbably 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.
2)verbs ordinarily have past tenses
3)again, using the verb to show an action seems appropriate to me.
Apr 30, '09Quote from kathrynphillipshttp://medical-dictionary.thefreedic...com/dilatationOrienTAted makes me crazy, as does irregardless-not a word- the word is regardless. Femoral has the accent on the first syllable- fem' oral. I know it has become somewhat accepted, but I have issues with di-li-TA-tion. The word is
apparently both are used, in some cases interchangably
May 1, '09OMG! This remind's me of something, I just thought of this... It is absolutely true I kid you not! Was reading a NN from previous shift one time, the nurse had attempted to spell a word several times over, scratching it out, (yes scratching) not just putting a line through her mistakes (this same nurse used white out in a chart once also). The mistakes you could make out looked like; En, enyu, inyer, there were quite a few, after several failed attempts the line she finally made stated "the pt. didn't provide any yurin. I swear I'm not making this up!
May 1, '09Nother - It's not a word!
Eachother - It's 2 words, not 1!
Loose & Lose - Use the correct term!
Those are just three of many.
May 1, '09Well, orientated does drive me nuts, as it does just sound wrong. But apparently, it is a valid word, so I keep my grumbling to myself.
May 1, '09Quote from LilPeonNo1The inappropriate use of the "apostrophe s" drives me up the wall as well.OMG! This remind's me of something, I just thought of this...
May 1, '09Oxygen stats instead of sats, axed instead of asked, and my personal favorite respirating. As in "the patient was respirating to quickly."