This has been really getting on my nerves lately... - page 9

Okay, it's HIPAA, not HIPPA. And, it's JCAHO, not JACHO. And, another one that's been getting to me lately: it's spelled "definitely", not "definately". Thanks for listenting. Okay. Much... Read More

  1. by   Cattitude
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I don't skip the long posts, or long paragraphs, but i fully admit that i skip the 20 line post that is one long sentence. It's way too hard to understand.
    It's not that I want to skip the long posts and it's actually not the length that gets me either. The huge block of sentences with no breaks gives me a headache. I need a little break between that many lines . I guess that's what happens when your eyes get old and the brain starts going .
  2. by   WannaBeNrse
    okay, here's the one that bugs me the most (don't know if it's been mentioned yet): SHOULD/COULD/WOULD/MIGHT OF when it's supposed to be HAVE or things like freinds, beleive.... or one i read in a chart the other day: nerves for "nervous"....
  3. by   Ariesbsn
    "I'm going to ______. Do you want to go with?"

    WITH WHAT?!? With money? With clothes on? With a partridge in a pear tree?

    "Fixin' to" doesn't bother me, and now, if I am really tired, it slips out. Granted, I laughed my butt off when I first heard my nephew say he was "fiddinta" get himself a coke.

    Has anyone mentioned "expecially" or "heith" instead of height?
  4. by   Cymy
    Quote from kanzi monkey
    You are a nurse after my own heart.
    But, just so you know, periods and commas go inside quotes, ie. "she said she was neurotic about punctuation, and alas she truly is a tortured soul."
    The above works when writing about things people say, but sometimes it is better to put the punctuation outside of the quotation marks. I found this out in a former life as a technical consultant. If we didn't write things exactly as we intended the user to type them in, they'd come back to us. For example, we'd have to write:

    Type your password in as "abcd!s7d", without the quotes. If we didn't specify "without the quotes" then people would type them in. Or if we didn't put the quotes there, they would type the comma (or period, if it ended a sentence) almost every time!

    Eventually I threw proper punctuation in the toilet and just typed the password at the end of the sentence and skipped both the period and the quotes.

    Not exactly nursing related, but related to the grammar/spelling police thread!
  5. by   Cymy
    Quote from NurseyPoo
    Speaking of Typos...Mistakes...Mislabeling...

    I went to the grocery store last night and while my husband and I were checking out the steaks we noticed one label looked weird...We were correct! It had a chicken breast label on it! There were about 5 labeled incorrectly...I almost fell over. My husband and I were giggling like 2 little kids in the store. We had to share this with a few people...So, all of us were laughing! He tried to take a picture of it with his cell phone but it didn't work...DARN IT! I would have loved to send that one into Jay Leno's show...

    We probably should have checked the Chicken out...

    My husband and I went grocery shopping a few weeks ago and got three packages of chicken breasts for between $0.15 and $0.19 each. We didn't notice until we got home that the packages were marked completely incorrectly! It was about $20 worth of chicken!
  6. by   TazziRN
    Quote from anonymurse
    No, splinters are what you get after you pass boards.

    Ow.............
  7. by   withasmilelpn
    Can't stand "idear" for idea or want to "have a catch" when inviting someone to play catch the ball. And I definitely can't abide typos in newspapers or books, isn't that what the editor's job is to do? I do think it's funny how my spelling ability has decreased with age!
  8. by   buddhak0n
    Okie dokie and the Okiefenokie.... Do the Hippa Hippie shake and catch me on the down low with lingo Jay Ko......
  9. by   RNOTODAY
    Heres one, which is correct?

    I stood in line at the bank . or

    I stood on line at the bank.
  10. by   RNOTODAY
    One I can't stand.... Let me aKs you something, rather than... Let me aSk you something....
    another one:

    What happen? (after you say something to a person, and they didn't hear you, they answer with that)
    I want to scream.... In actuality, I think it sounds rude... I *always* say..."Nothing *happened*. I asked you.... bla bla bla." ... They usually just look at me like I have ten heads. But I say it anyway.
  11. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from TazziRN
    "Prolly" is not a grammar issue, it's internet shorthand according to my daughter.

    I use "probly" , rather than "prolly" ... same number of letters, but makes more sense!!! ( to me, anyway)
  12. by   Tweety
    Prolly is a word people use, not just for shorthand on the internet.

    How about "where you at?"
    or "sholl is......" for "sure is".

    They say "aks" for "ask" around here too.

    I'm not really bothered by local or regional sayings and phrases in casual convernsations, or on the internet. I'm easy going that way. Prolly shouldn't post here, since it don't bother me none. I'm fiddin' to go to another thread, but I ain't sure where I at.

    Actually I am bothered when people post in text message talk as if we charged here by the letter. "u" "ur", etc. bug me. I bet you anything when kids are turning in papers in grade school they are putting in "u" and "ur" thinking that is an o.k. way to write. LOL
    Last edit by Tweety on Mar 31, '07
  13. by   Beeanurse
    Ya know what bugs a "phrase" , here it goes: It's the same difference" How can it be the same difference???? Its either the same or different.

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