have you started becoming anal about things? - page 2

I HAVE!! Im a member of another message board (not nursing related) and right now they are having the abortion debate (which I think is a ridiculous topic to argue because no one is going to... Read More

  1. by   AmyB
    I had an instructor who pronounced (repeatedly) the word "opague" as "opek". It took me a minute to figure out what she was saying. When I did, I couldn't stop laughing!
  2. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I have a co-worker who pronounces "guiac" as "kwy-ack"
    She also does not know the meaning of the word "sterilize." She says to apts "I am going to sterilize your catheter site." Or "I'm going to sterilize the table, before we set up the sterile field."
  3. by   Hooligan
    LOL!!! I actually corrected my teacher on the whole prostrate/prostate thing. She would always say Prostrate in class and it drove me BONKERS!!!! One day in post-conference, she corrected the pronunciation of some word my class mate was busy butchering and said "I would expect someone to correct me too..." So I did!!! Hah!!!

    ~Bean
  4. by   Dixen81
    I used to be anal, but now I'm too tired. I just blow it off; I don't need anymore stress (I'm just finishing up freshman year of nursing).
  5. by   Carolanne
    Quote from FutureArmyNurse
    Oh man, I'm a lot like another poster here. Grammar mistakes - like heighth! There is no such word as "heighth!" It's "height!" That drives me crazy.

    THANK YOU!!!!!! That is one that drives me nuts, my husband and his family all say it! When we were first married, I used to politely correct him, he said heighth and I said height right after. I think he thought there must have been an echo in the room, because he never acknowledged the correction and still says it! :chuckle
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Carolanne
    THANK YOU!!!!!! That is one that drives me nuts, my husband and his family all say it! When we were first married, I used to politely correct him, he said heighth and I said height right after. I think he thought there must have been an echo in the room, because he never acknowledged the correction and still says it! :chuckle
    My husband and his family say this too!
  7. by   Altra
    I thought it was just me ... I'm pretty laid back compared to some of you! :chuckle

    HIPPA, instead of HIPAA drives me nuts too.

    Here's my addition to the list: I have an instructor who says "dilitation" instead of dilation. As in, "x drug produces vasodilitation." HUH??
  8. by   MandyInMS
    LOL...glad to know I'm not alone with my "analness" ..hehe
  9. by   orrnlori
    My husband (a real Kentucky man) constantly says "oncest" for once, "twicest" for twice and death for deaf!!!!!!!!! Oh, and takuzi for jacuzzi. After 14 years I've given up. I also hate "same difference", there is no such thing as same difference. Orientated for oriented and hewlarious for hilarious. I know I'm anal, I'm okay with it. Just inhale deeply and it will pass.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I HAVE said "deef" for "deaf". But, where i come from "deef" is the term you use for someone who can't hear worth a crap, and are in deep denial that they really are deaf lol ("I CAN SO HEAR YE!! WHAT'D YA SAY AGAIN, HONEY?!").
  11. by   dansamy
    Oh, I'm so glad to hear that other people are bugged by mispronunciations too, I thought I was just getting too stuffy in my old age! Prostrate is a biggy with me, drives me nuts! Also my current instructor incredibly mispronounces MANY words, which really surprises me. She too is guilty of lar-nyx, pronounces fremitus as frementus, stessoscope for stethoscope, and she slaughters the names of generic drugs. But I bite my tongue and don't dare to challenge her. Oh, it's been a long semester ....
    My A&PI teacher has horrible pronunciation. "Thorakic" Half the time, I can't figure out what in h#$% she's trying to say. I write what it sounds like & make a note of what general vicinity we're discussing so that I have a snowball's chane of going back through the text to determine what she was trying to say.
  12. by   PennyLane
    Sorry, but highth is indeed a word.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=highth

    Length, width, highth.

    Less/fewer, lose/loose, its/it's...all those mentioned get to me big time. Especially when coming from professors or clinical instructors. You have to have a master's degree to be a clinical instructor, and a PhD to be full professor. COME ON people!!!!!!
  13. by   FutureArmyNurse
    Quote from Mel D
    Sorry, but highth is indeed a word.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=highth

    Length, width, highth.
    If you'll notice, "higth" in that dictionary entry has something next to it in parentheses: (Obs.) That stands for obsolete. There is no such word in modern times, sorry to disappoint you!

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