OMG Say it correctly! - page 22
by seanynjboy 29,091 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
- 0Jan 7 by psu_213Quote from Elle23I 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.)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??
- 1Jan 7 by PurpleLoverHmmmm
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.
- 0Jan 13 by smartnurse1982Another 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