OMG Say it correctly! - page 2

by seanynjboy | 29,357 Views | 219 Comments

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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    Not medical per se, but here are my pet peeves of pronunciation (how alliterative of me )

    Feb-YOU- ary instead of FebRUary
    Temp-a-chur instead of tempERature
    Lit-a-chur instead of litERature
    ELL-inois instead of ILLinois

    My late mother was a stickler for these types of things. If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
    liebling5, Baubo516, and NurseDirtyBird like this.
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    Quote from marycarney
    If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
    I would probably pronounce everything correctly too if I got a 2nd (or 3rd, etc.) take every time I pronounced something incorrectly.
    krisiepoo, KelRN215, anotherone, and 6 others like this.
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    WaRshington. Ugh. Or waRsh instead of wash in general.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    kylee_adns, squidbilly, seanynjboy, and 6 others like this.
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    definitely regional accent....upper Midwest. Had to look up February....'cause I am guilty of losing that initial "R", found out both are acceptable!
    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    WaRshington. Ugh. Or waRsh instead of wash in general.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
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    Quote from nurse4newlife
    Epidural- epidermal, epiderbal, epigermal. That's patients though
    Our favorite in our unit was "happydural." I guess in the patient's mind, that would be the end result!
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    "PhenerGRAN" instead of phenergan.
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    Intestine pronounced in-test-YNE, with a long "I" sound.
    And it bugs me a little when the pharmacist says "lorayzepam." That might be how they learned it, Latin pronunciation, etc., but it just doesn't sound right. Officially, I think pronunciation can go either way .
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    Quote from NurseDirtyBird
    Intestine pronounced in-test-YNE, with a long "I" sound.
    This one bothers me a bit too.

    The one I really can't stand, is when some says "lar-i-nix" (I'm hoping that bad pronunciation will come across) for larynx.

    In a general grammar sense it kinda bugs me when people chart "pt laying in bed." Unless you actually put them on the bed, they are "lying" on the bed.
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    My first year nursing professor used to say that everything was "pacific" instead of "specific" in a sweet little southern accent it DROVE ME NUTS!!!!

    She was a smart lady and I learn a ton but when she wanted pacific about a patient it took everything I had not to burst out laughing!
    HLL04, aTOMicTom, seanynjboy, and 5 others like this.
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    My biggest issue is when I say "Thank you" to someone and they say "you welcome" or "you's welcome". It's YOU'RE!!!!!!
    seanynjboy, nrsang97, and havehope like this.


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