OMG Say it correctly! - page 18

There is just somethings that really bother me, specifically mispronunciation of words. The specific abbreviation that realllllly grinds my gears is when a nurse or CNA/PCT says " O2 STATS" O2 "stat"uration? Anyone have... Read More

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    Thought I'd post this for your entertainment:

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    Don't forget Pharynx also badly pronounced as (fair-nix). I am with you on this one....my instructors IN SCHOOL even said it the "bad" way
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    Quote from Vespertinas
    I love saying this word. I use it whenever I have the opportunity because I'm a ham and people actually think I'm joking or exaggerating ...but I'm NOT, that's really the word!!


    That was ACTUALLY a Final Jeopardy answer one time

    (referring to a sphygmomanometer in an earlier comment)
    Last edit by seanynjboy on Apr 21, '13 : Reason: forgot to quote
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    its pronounced sphyg-mom-an-om-eter isnt it? Or is it pronounced sphyg-mometer. My CNA instructor told me it was the later but I think its the first. :-)
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    sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter
    Quote from Glycerine82
    its pronounced sphyg-mom-an-om-eter isnt it? Or is it pronounced sphyg-mometer. My CNA instructor told me it was the later but I think its the first. :-)
    Merriam Webster
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    I had no idea there was any way to say "rales" other than "rails." I have never heard anyone say it any other way - I probably would have given anyone who pronounced it differently a really funny look. "Rails" is correct pronunciation where I'm from - heard it like that from MDs, instructors, coworkers, everyone.
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    OK, it's getting late. Have to go The WalMart, The ACME and The ShopRite in the morning. I went to Sears, JC Penney's, KMart, Pathmark & Kroeger's yesterday.

    Of all the posts on this thread, that one ( THE) cracks me up. Never realized I did it.

    I also say mer-sa!!!
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    I also call it "heiney flu" for H1N1.
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    Quote from morte
    sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter
    Merriam Webster
    DUH! LOL I probably could have done that
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    Quote from amoLucia
    OK, it's getting late. Have to go The WalMart, The ACME and The ShopRite in the morning. I went to Sears, JC Penney's, KMart, Pathmark & Kroeger's yesterday.

    Of all the posts on this thread, that one ( THE) cracks me up. Never realized I did it.

    I also say mer-sa!!!
    Psst. *nudges amoLucia* I'm from NC. It's Kroger. As in 'let's go Krogering' (actual old advert). Nothin' fancy 'bout it.

    And it's actually not JCPenney's. It's the name of the founder, not in the possessive. JCPenney. Though I think most everyone says the "'s".

    I hate hate hate HATE 'supposably' (OMG) and I TRULY hate 'irregardless'. OMG OMG OMG.

    Anyone ever have a patient with - I love this, though, it's very country! - 'sugar diabeetis' or 'diabeetus', with or without the article 'the'?

    Wanted to add: it's not Down's, it's Down Syndrome. And knowing it usually doesn't make it easier to remember.
    Last edit by carolinapooh on May 29, '13


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