have you started becoming anal about things? - page 3

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   jnette
    Does being anal mean you're the "perfect a*shole" ?

    heh... yes, I'm anal, too, about some things, but other things (less than perfect drivers, waiting in line, etc.) I'm extremely laid back and patient with.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Spelling and grammar on paper (or computer) i'm not anal about, unless it's supposed to be some sort of formal report. Prostate and prostrate bother me because they are two different words.

    On an informal setting (message board, chat room) it doesn't bother me (although all caps IS considered yelling). Yes i have proofread what i write for spelling, but i don't analyze the heck out of it. If people are going to judge me because the way i type isn't up to their par, or perfectly written/typed, then that's really sad. There's better things to be anal about.
  3. by   kwagner_51
    warsh for wash as in 'go warsh your hands'

    all the ones listed already.

    Ending a sentence with a preposition!!! grrrrrrr

    Whar instead of where [Yes, my family is from the South] Of-Ten instead of often t silent.

    People who are phony and you know it. Haven't seen this one woman for a yr. She walked up to my dh and said ' Ah'm yur wife's friend" Fake Southern accent drives me up the wall. My Mother was born and raised in Arkansas and my Aunts and Uncles have REAL Southern accents. GRRRRRRRRR!!

    Thanks for letting me vent!!
  4. by   Annabelle57
    Ah, two different things, thankfully.

    My dad says "ain't" (so do I, come to think of it). I have dear, dear friends who can't pass by a Starbucks without ordering an "expresso". My roommate says "ek-cetera" and "vice-a versa". I run into people all the time who want to "ax" me something, not ask me a question. One of my coworkers has a relationship with the word "irregardless". My favorite is my stepmom, who butchers the name of just about every TV show and movie because she can't remember them: I had to laugh when she asked me, several years ago, if I had seen the movie "Polack" with that really good-looking guy, Ed Harrison. (It was "Pollock", about the artist of the same name, with Ed Harris. I couldn't stifle the laughter!)

    I'm sure that once I start nursing school, I will run into the prostrate/prostate, larynx/larnyx, tibia/tibula/fibia/fibula confusion. Am I anal? Absolutely. Do I think any less of people because they mispronounce, misspell, or misuse? Not a bit. I don't think - at least, I hope - that no one else here does, either. It's okay to come on a message board and do a little griping from time to time, but it doesn't indicate that we're losing sleep (ha - "loosing sleep", anyone?) over it.

    Not sure why I typed all that, but I felt like it needed to be said...
  5. by   rn undisclosed name
    Oh yes I am anal about the written and spoken word (thanks to my mom when I was growing up). I don't mind an occassional slip up but when someone consistently speaks or writes incorrectly it bothers me because it takes me longer to try and figure out what they are trying to say. I am more tolerant when it is someone and english is there second language but when you were born and raised here it is high time you got with the program.

    I just don't understand why people say "AX" and not "ASK". My friend had her son in speech therapy and the speech therapist would always say ax and not ask.

    As I was writing this out I had to go back (moreso than usual) and double check what I said to make sure it was correct. Hope I don't have any mistakes on here.

    Kelly
  6. by   NurseWeasel
    At our house I have to put up with complaints about "limp nodes" being swollen, and the plight of the timber "woof". But what REALLY drives me crazy is improper use of the word "myself", as in "Myself and Jimbo went to this conference" or "Billybob, Hank, and myself ate woodchuck stew fer dinner"... Auuuuuugh. Used to work with one guy who improperly used "myself" (the word, not me personally, lol) all the time. Several of us 'ran an intervention' and confronted him about it, but he never could get it straight. Isn't it funny, the things that drive us nuts?
  7. by   Belgndogs
    :roll

    Oh my, I've always been anal, and thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I got into the nursing program and found out it was an asset. But mispronunciations....how about 'charistics' for 'characteristics?' Drove my whole class crazy when the teacher would roll that one out.
  8. by   SCmomof3
    OMGosh thank you for this thread - you are all my new best friends Just about everything you've mentioned gets on my nerves, though it isn't something that interferes with my sleep or makes me lose respect for people (much) - it just generally gives me a chill up my spine. :chuckle My anality drives DH insane He constantly uses double negatives and that just about puts me on the ceiling! I also cannot STAND to see respectable businesses with stupid typos or misspellings on their signs, letterhead, ads, etc. Don't these people have proof readers?!?!?!??!!? Examples...

    Nursery: Azalias instead of azaleas
    Gas stations: Cigrettes instead of cigarettes
    Grocery store - mine ALWAYS has misspellings within the store and it's a national chain!
    ETC!

    Sheesh!

    I am a mystery shopper and that is one job where it pays to be anal. Just yesterday on a Mystery Shopping site, I noticed they had a major typo on their homepage. It made me laugh my butt off, since they are all about accuracy You can bet that I emailed and pointed it out to them!!
  9. by   Tony35NYC
    I used to be extremely anal about everything. I remember how hard I was trying to impress my instructor during my first clinical. Remember how they taught us to make an occupied bed and straighten out all the wrinkles to prevent the development of decubiti? Well, there's just no way you're gonna have no wrinkles when three of you are trying to make an occupied bed with a 350-pound patient in it.

    Now I just chill out and let some things slide. There's just too much stress and too little time.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Tony35NYC
    Now I just chill out and let some things slide. There's just too much stress and too little time.
    I agree 100%.
  11. by   alexillytom
    Ok, don't think I come from a family of total freaks. My mother considers herself to be an
    expert on sexual matters. One evening we were having a conversation. Well, she went on
    and on about the merits of watching "forno" movies with my husband. She went on to repeat herself about five times throughout our conversation. I just wanted to say, " Yeah Mom, the word is porno." She still says it, and I just die laughing.
  12. by   orrnlori
    Quote from alexillytom
    Ok, don't think I come from a family of total freaks. My mother considers herself to be an
    expert on sexual matters. One evening we were having a conversation. Well, she went on
    and on about the merits of watching "forno" movies with my husband. She went on to repeat herself about five times throughout our conversation. I just wanted to say, " Yeah Mom, the word is porno." She still says it, and I just die laughing.
    I guess they film your mom's forno movies in the tacuzzis my husband talks about.
  13. by   alexillytom
    Quote from orrnlori
    I guess they film your mom's forno movies in the tacuzzis my husband talks about.
    Too Funny!!

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