Why are they called, "Chucks?" - page 3

Why are they called "Chucks?" And can't we use a more appropriate and universally understood name for, "Chucks?" Laypeople usually have NO idea what a "Chuck" is. Having to describe them by... Read More

  1. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from AJJKRN
    How about the umbrella word "underpaid"...
    You mean "underpad". I believe that was a Freudian slip.
  2. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    Chinks are the sound a fork makes against a plate!
    Nope, that's a clink!!
  3. by   Pixie.RN
    BEST THREAD!

    I had one heck of a time when I was creating shelf labels in our trauma room, because I "grew up" in healthcare in a different region than where I work. Things like pigtails, caps, locks, INTs ... different meanings!!

    I read Chucks to mean Chuck Taylors, like the shoes. Chux I would know. Our cabinet label for the HUGE chux says "trauma pad." It's whole-body-sized and very absorbant!
  4. by   missmollie
    I assumed it was called that because you "chuck them in the trash". Hence the name chux. Clever naming of the product :P
  5. by   SobreRN
    When you are done you 'chuck' them into trash.
  6. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Ladyscrubs
    In hospice we used Tranquility...those babies can hold up to a quart, although I always thought the brand name sounded like a euthanasia parlor.
    Oh yeah.

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  7. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    They wanted to call them Bob's but he got pissed
  8. by   sevensonnets
    The Tranquility "Euthanansia" Parlor appears to offer other services as well.
  9. by   djh123
    Quote from sevensonnets
    The Tranquility "Euthanansia" Parlor appears to offer other services as well.
    Perhaps - or maybe those purses and pieces of furniture were left by those passing through the Parlor into the Great Beyond...
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from sevensonnets
    The Tranquility "Euthanansia" Parlor appears to offer other services as well.
    You've got a pretty sharp eye there, sevensonnets!

    They not only offer a Chux washing service, they also have a Storefront Spell Check Sign Service!

    ethansia-parlor2-jpg
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Davey Do
    You've got a pretty sharp eye there, sevensonnets!

    They not only offer a Chux washing service, they also have a Storefront Spell Check Sign Service!

    ethansia-parlor2-jpg
    I believe this establishment offers a slight variation on the usual "happy ending" offered in other "parlors."
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Pixie.RN
    I believe this establishment offers a slight variation on the usual "happy ending" offered in other "parlors."
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  13. by   Davey Do
    Chux is good for stool and urine, but now they have a Chux for gas too!

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