have you started becoming anal about things? - page 5

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   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from 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!
    Hippo-crates...boxes for hippos" Lol!

    Thanks for the laugh!
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    :chuckle
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Nurses and CNAs who call their pts "Honey" and "Sweetheart" drive me crazy.

    lol, Double-check the first name sometimes. A former DON started to give me a lecture for calling someone "Honey", but i had to stop and inform her that the pt. prefered to be called by her first name, and it was Hunnie.
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    :chuckle


    lol, Double-check the first name sometimes. A former DON started to give me a lecture for calling someone "Honey", but i had to stop and inform her that the pt. prefered to be called by her first name, and it was Hunnie.

    I live in Texas, and there is so much "Honey" and "Sweetie" here, I just want to barf!

    I will be 40 years old this year. When I go to a restaurant, and nineteen-year-old waitress calls me "Sweetheart", I just want to slap them!
  4. by   silly RN
    this thread is so great, i am cracking up over here. all of these things drive me nuts too!

    one that i will add is when people are looking for something they have lost and then find it. they say "it's always in the last place you look" OF COURSE it is in the last place you look, you wouldn't keep looking after you found it. like, "oh good i found it. . .but i'll keep on looking in a couple more places"

    hahaha

    it will always be in the last place you look. i promise.

    :heartbeatsilly rn
  5. by   RNKel
    You're grammar pets sounds like a lot like mine!
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    No offense, but the you're/your thing (like your error above, LOL) is one of my peeves! LOL

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