is it oriented or orientated? - page 9

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   Gigglesforall
    When people say "borrow" when they mean "lend" I cringe. The verb borrow is not reversible, you borrow something from someone and they lend it to you, they never ever borrow something to you!
  2. by   pickledpepperRN
    I actually attended a meeting lead by an RN, BSN, MS, MBA, PHD.
    She said, "This is the FLOORMAT for this meeting." as she passed out the agenda.
  3. by   AmAnRN
    I hate when someon says "nauseous" instead of nauseated!!!!
  4. by   AmAnRN
    oops.. i couldnt even spell that right!! (someone) in prev. post. sorry!!
  5. by   TCW
    My personal favorite is mines. I can't even think of a sentence to use it in, but usually the same people who put an "s" on mine put an "s" on everything else. e.g., walmarts, kmarts, etc.

    Drives me crazy!
  6. by   cokie
    just remembered, as long as we are talking about correct grammar, i am guilty of ending my sentences with prepositions. my sister in law taught first grade and we nearly drove her crazy. guess she got tired of correcting us.....want to go with?????
  7. by   jadednurse
    How about the word "hang/hung?" I remember someone telling me "pictures are hung, people are hanged." So, using this logic, you'd say "Mr. Smith hanged himself yesterday" not "Mr. Smith hung himself yesterday?"
  8. by   TheLionessRN
    Regarding Tara being pronounced with a "tar", it is actually correct in England, or Ireland. Just like we pronounce O'Hara as "o' hair-a" it is actually O' HAR-a". I guess it is just where you grow up.
    I live in TN where we have a town called Lafayette. It is pronounce la FAY ette here, and I mean a hard pronunciation on the FAY part. It took me a while to figure it out, believe me.
  9. by   shan1976
    I work with this tech who says "O2 STAT", HELLO?! Do we need to get an O2 STATURATION?:roll

    Does anyone know where "My Bad" comes from? Instead of "my fault"?
  10. by   NICU_Nurse
    At work, they've posted a sign about avoiding medication errors, and it says:

    Presented here for you, BY WAY OF REVIEW, is a list of questions to ask yourself before administering medications.

    BY WAY OF REVIEW? Okay, it's presented here, true enough but BY WAY OF REVIEW? This just irks the heck out of me. Like they're intent on sounding super-professional when really they just sound ridiculous.

    It's like this resume-review site I went to once- they said, why would you say

    "Facilitated interpersonal interactions between customers and staff liasons"

    when you really just mean

    "Worked as a receptionist in a hair salon"?
  11. by   Jussurfin
    Originally posted by cokie
    just remembered, as long as we are talking about correct grammar, i am guilty of ending my sentences with prepositions. my sister in law taught first grade and we nearly drove her crazy. guess she got tired of correcting us.....want to go with?????
    Contrary to popular belief, not ending sentences in a preposition is not a hard and fast rule although many people will tell you otherwise. It's more a matter of preference and how the sentence "sounds." It is perfectly acceptable to end sentences in prepositions, more so in conversational speech than in the written word.

    There are also certain sentences where a preposition is included but not required, e.g. the sentence, "Where is it at?" can be more correctly shortened and the prepositional ending eliminated by simply saying or writing, "Where is it?" But as Winston Churchill once jokingly said, "Ending sentences in prepositions is a habit up with which I will not put."
  12. by   huckfinn
    I jist got to AXE you one more time afore I finish my EDUMACATION. You gonna hire me, right?
  13. by   gwenith
    The one that REALLY grinds my teeth MEANINGFULNESS. You probably won't find it outside an educational text. Drove me nuts when studying education. A thing either has meaning or is meaningful but meaningfulness is redundant. Typical of Educational psychology where they seem to want to invent newer longer words. Oh and "wellness" gets me too. Always sounds as if someone has slipped and fallen in a hole.

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