OMG Say it correctly! - page 22

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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    Quote from Elle23
    That's how I pronounce it... and I was a NICU nurse for many years.

    Were people laughing and scoffing at me that whole time and I didn't know it??
    I have always said it "umBILicus." However, I recently witnessed an ER attending ask a resident if he was a "umBILicus or umbiLIKEus guy." So, it can be pronounced either way. (For the record, I personally think umbiLIKEus sounds a bit awkward.)

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    Hmmmm

    I am not easily bothered. Mispronouncing words does not phase me. As it is something everyone does at some point in time. It may be due to the fact I am from the south and our accents always tend to cause issues with pronunciation.

    I almost wanted to make deliberate errors to annoy those that are easily riled, I decided not to be petty though.
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    What is the right pronunciation of Yankauer?

    Is it Yank,as in yank-au-er? Is the au pronounced like it is in "audition"?
    Is it prononuced "our"?
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    Another one I don't understand....mellitus,as in Diabetes Mellitus.
    Is it Mell-i-tus,with a short "I" sound?
    My professor used to say it that way.


    Or is it pronounced like "Me-light-us?
    Everyone I know uses it like this,even my phone app.
    Last edit by smartnurse1982 on Jan 13
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    yang´kow-er, that is the Wiki way. I was taught basically that, minus the "g".
    Quote from smartnurse1982
    What is the right pronunciation of Yankauer?

    Is it Yank,as in yank-au-er? Is the au pronounced like it is in "audition"?
    Is it prononuced "our"?
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    Quote from morte
    yang´kow-er, that is the Wiki way. I was taught basically that, minus the "g".
    I say Yank our
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    DIA-BEET-US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Makes me crazy. I don't however, care how you pronounce mellitus.

    My Dad lives in NC and had to use a yankauer (which I pronounced correctly) and the nurse, when I asked for a clean one, laughed at me and said "don't you mean a yanker?" NO!
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    This is probably regional, but the word that drives me nuts is realtor. People around here say "real-it-ter". There is no "i" in there, people! Other than that, sahnt-oh-meter and O2 stats, as others have mentioned.
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    Quote from FineAgain
    DIA-BEET-US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Makes me crazy. I don't however, care how you pronounce mellitus.

    Tee hee
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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    What is the right pronunciation of Yankauer?

    Is it Yank,as in yank-au-er? Is the au pronounced like it is in "audition"?
    Is it prononuced "our"?
    yank-ow-er??


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