have you started becoming anal about things? - page 4

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   Spidey's mom
    Working out at Curves recently I noticed two signs with "Congradulations" written on them . . . . . I HAD to fix them. I couldn't help myself.

    In regards to orientate . . . "I was orientated to the unit today" . . that always bugged me. Sounds almost obscene. But I looked it up and it is a word. It still sounds wrong though. Please just say I was oriented to the unit today.

    I have to admit that saying fibula and tibia together takes some thought though . . . . even though I know what the bones are saying fibula sort of sets you up to say tibula . . .

    The only thing I have always been anal about is grammar and spelling. However, my family is from Arkansas and Oklahoma and I love the way they talk. It makes life interesting.

    steph
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm soooooooo glad I'm not the only one who gets irritated at these little, naggy things........I've ALWAYS been anal about spelling and grammar!

    One thing that bugs me, which I haven't seen mentioned here yet, is the substitution of an "sh" sound for what's supposed to be an "s".......as in "shtreet". And it's not "LENTH" or "STRENTH" (Shtrenth?), it's LENGTH and STRENGTH!! For me, hearing those pronounced the wrong way is like being treated to a concert featuring fingernails on a chalkboard........AAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!
  3. by   Shed13911
    My ex could never say "idea", he always said "ideal" when he meant "idea" . It drove me nuts. I would say it 10-15 times in a row and he could never get it out. We have been divorced for 12 years and I still laugh when I hear either of those words!!
  4. by   mauser
    I can't believe no one mentioned "your" for you're. I see it multiple times on this board. Being a medical transcriptionist, it is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

    Number one on my list (that I absolutely cannot let go - have to correct) is
    hot water heater. Why would you heat hot water?? It is a water heater.
  5. by   Averykat
    I had a co-worker who would always say "You never seem to amaze me", which totally negates what I think she's trying to say. The word is cease, woman, CEASE!

    My boyfriend likes to torture me by saying "irregardless".

    And people who "could care less" about something. Um, okay. I know contractions can be tricky, but the expression is "couldn't care less".

    Thank you, I feel better for having gotten that off my chest.
  6. by   bigmona
    there's a guy in my anatomy class who says "orifick" for orifice. ahhhh! and sooo many people do the prostrate/prostate thing as well.
  7. by   SCmomof3
    Just had to laugh - when I took my son to speech therapy yesterday, I took a closer look at one of the notices they've posted. They wrote HIPPA too :chuckle I never noticed before because I didn't realize it was HIPAA till I read this thread but being a medical office, THEY should know better
  8. by   barbiedee
    As a former professional writer turned nurse, you can bet grammar and pronunciation are my pet peeves! I cringed when my nursing instructor pronounced "Hippocrates" as "hippo - crates" (as in boxes for hippos). How about 'reNember' for 'remember'? This from a friend who is a police officer! Drives me NUTS! Even caught the local PBS station saying "cally - ope" for calliope! And let's not even get into some of the nursing errors! 'Tenent' for tendon???? Ducosate for docusate....Yep, I'm anal to the Nth degree...and proud of it!
  9. by   julieftRN
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I'm soooooooo glad I'm not the only one who gets irritated at these little, naggy things........I've ALWAYS been anal about spelling and grammar!

    One thing that bugs me, which I haven't seen mentioned here yet, is the substitution of an "sh" sound for what's supposed to be an "s".......as in "shtreet". And it's not "LENTH" or "STRENTH" (Shtrenth?), it's LENGTH and STRENGTH!! For me, hearing those pronounced the wrong way is like being treated to a concert featuring fingernails on a chalkboard........AAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!
    I am anal about somethings but this would not be one of them. The way someone who pronounces a word may be due to difficulties to hear the way it is correctly pronounced. I have two children with hearing disabilities who work very hard to say "S" instead of "SH" before and after words. What may be annoying to you is probably more of an annoyance to the person trying to speak correctly.
  10. by   EarthChild1130
    Since my first degree is in English, you can bet grammatical mistakes bug me to NO end, but I've gotten less anal about that because there's just no helping some people...As for mispronunciation, here are some of my favorites!

    I have a teacher who said last week that 'yarning' is a symptom of sleepiness. I spent the whole class period trying to figure out whether or not she was talking about knitting and what that had to do with sleeping! LMAO!

    My grandmother is famous for her 'made-up' words...here are only a few:

    Due to a bladder problem which has now been repaired, she had to wear a diaphragm...she called it her diagram.

    She has titanium dental implants...she calls it her Titanic metal.

    Steven Segal the actor is called Steven Stee-gall.

    My husband also lets a few slip now and then:

    He doesn't say 'pave', as in 'they are going to pave the road'...he says 'pathe'!

    He also says 'pacific' instead of 'specific'

    O I could go on forever...gotta love those hubbies and grannies! LOL
  11. by   FutureArmyNurse
    My brother-in-law, whenever he meets a girl he likes, says she has great "potentiality." :uhoh21:

    I cringe every time our valiant leader George Idiot Bush decides to talk about "Nu-Kew-lar" weapons. :stone

    My husband has a slight Texan twang. A mirror is a "mira," if you screw up you've made an "erra," and if you're thirsty, well by howdy go and get yourself a "drank!"

    *shudder*
  12. by   pj_marie
    :uhoh21:
    Not real sure if this counts here or not but, when I first started reading this thread, I surely thought that I would see things I thought I was anal about. Not so! Words/spellings/grammer, etc.., things like that don't really bother me. (If my post is horrible on any of those things, please forgive me in advance!) It's the things that happen on the floor that really drive me buggy!!! I am a fairly "green" CNA and have been at a LTC facility for almost 2 months now and can actually chew gum while cleaning up whatever bodily fluids happen to be around... LOL! Anywho, what really gets me goat is those that do NOT wear gloves.... EVER!!! EWWW! Or this one CNA that I worked with recently that has been at this facility for over 2 years and is asking ME what, when, and how to do almost everything! Not to mention her being up my butt for all 8 hrs. on top of it. Or the ones that can't remember a residents name that is on their group when they have had that same exact group for x-amount of time. UGH!!! My absolute biggest pet peeve has to be the question of "What do you want me to do with the urine I measured in the graduate?" HELLO!! What do you usually do with urine??? Maybe it's just me, who knows? LOL Thanks!
    PJ
  13. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Nurses and CNAs who call their pts "Honey" and "Sweetheart" drive me crazy.

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