is it oriented or orientated? - page 4

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   CRNI
    How about "antecubical" when they mean the antecubital fossa? I'm an IV nurse - drives me crazy!
  2. by   P_RN
    Lambidectomy instead of laminectomy

    I have sinus instead of sinusitis or sinus infection.

    grocer store instead of grocery store

    Waw-marks instead of Walmart

    Tarjicks instead of Target.....on and on and on again!

    But one I love is Eating Meeting! Instead of the dull meeting with luncheon to follow.....
  3. by   Enright
    Prostrate instead of Prostate?!!!!
  4. by   Kaylesh
    Love reading all these.. Try being a Massachusetts born and bred RN and moving to Scotland.. Where things are pronounced differently.. especially parts of the body, and diseases are spelt differently as well.Makes for a confusing handover LOL.. I have actually been stopped while giving a verbal handover to be asked to say that again.. Im thinking.. what on earth have I said.. It was regard duodenal ulcers...
    So a lot of pronounciations are right depending where on this great earth you are living at the time ..
    Take Care
    Kay(Kaylesh)
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    My husband's first language is French (not that that is an excuse!! :roll ) and he has a few good ones. He always says "sphincster" which makes me ... He calls Ms. Warwick of Sixties pop-music fame "Dye-on"... corrected that one a million times, and can't figure out why he does it, because in French it's pronounced the right way! And when he asks me if I'm going to pass the vacuum, I almost pass a kidney stone! Yeah, I'm gonna pass it... and keep right on walkin'!
  6. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by OrthoNutter
    Is she a Kiwi (New Zealander)?? If so, that's just the way they say ate. :P Like sex is six and six is sex lol

    Nope, she's from right here in Southern Illinois. I have heard quite a lot of people say it but I am around her almost everyday. LOL
  7. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by memphispanda
    You didn't happen to go to school in Memphis did you? Because I have an instructor who says that (and um-bih-LIKE-us instead of umbilicus).
    :chuckle No, I went to school in Illinois.

    I almost forgot.(don't know how cause this makes me crazy) My DH says death instead of deaf. And now my daughter has started it too!!
  8. by   HoustonRN
    Probably more than you wanted to know, but- those that say birfday instead of birthday and death instead of deaf, (and ledder for leather) probably have an undiagnosed speech/swallowing problem involving the soft palate. (or maybe one of their parents did and they just learned it that way!)

    Mine
    dice for die
    loose for lose and visa versa
    Arthur for author
    "High blood" (high blood what!? high blood sugar, high blood pressure??
  9. by   Flynurse
    Originally posted by cokie
    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 a and t......

    OMG....I thought I was the only one! I absolutely LOATH it when people say orienTAted!!!! I could understand if you reported to me at shift change that you orienTAted the patient when she was confused. But it is not Alert and OrienTAted.

    BTW, DON'T complain to me when you mispronounce this word that immigrants should learn English before they come to USA. LOOK at their examples!
    Last edit by Flynurse on Apr 16, '03
  10. by   kimmicoobug
    I am in the Northwest and I get a kick out out of some of the pronunciations. "wash" is sometimes "warsh". "Washington" is "Warshington". I once asked an aunt what "squarsh" was. (I absolutely had no clue she meant a squash until she showed me one and then said "oh, you mean a SQUASH!...the evil looks I got).
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    BelindaLPN,
    "I had a nursing instructor who pronounced abdomen as abDOEmen. Made me want to laugh when she said it."

    Wasn't that from Porgy and Bess?
    "Jonah he lived in the whale
    He made his home in
    that fishes ab-DO-man
    Oh Jonah he live in de whale"
  12. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Porgy and Bess??
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    Ops! Giving away my old age. George Gershwin American opera. Movie available on video.
    If I recall Sidney Poitier was in the film with a dobbed in voice. Sammy Davis Jr. too, he did his own singing.

    The funniest verse to me is:
    "Methuslah lived nine hundred years (repeat)
    But who calls it livin'
    When no gal will give in
    To no man what's nine hundred years"

    really clever lyrics and great Gershwin jazz swing. First jazz opera i think.

    http://www.classical.net/music/comp....orgy&bess.html

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