OMG Say it correctly! - page 5

by seanynjboy | 29,342 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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    Okay, nobody said this one yet?

    Myocardial Infraction

    Grrr. I go to school with a girl that has some sort of dyslexia / reading / speaking problems and she butchers so many words....

    I think she's going to fail
    :-O
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    All of my nursing school faculty, including the clinical professor for maternal/child health (a CNM), pronounced it "um-bil-IKE-us", too, so I think that's correct. I can't bring myself to say it, though!

    In my pre-nursing life I was a technical writer, so I'm a bit of a stickler about grammar and spelling, but what patients say doesn't bother me as long as we're communicating adequately. Regional accents don't get to me, either; I actually like them. It does bug me immensely when nurses or doctors pronounce things incorrectly, such as the aforementioned "oooopherectomy" or "nuke-yu-lar."
    Baubo516 and seanynjboy like this.
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    Coudamin (for Coumadin) and, my personal favorite, the Urinologist.
    calivianya, nrsang97, wannabecnl, and 4 others like this.
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    "Prolly" for probably.

    "Suh-em" for something.

    "Impordan" for important.

    "Buh-en" for button.

    Just a few that make me cringe.
    aTOMicTom, T-Bird78, SopranoKris, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from blackvans1234
    Okay, nobody said this one yet?

    Myocardial Infraction

    Grrr. I go to school with a girl that has some sort of dyslexia / reading / speaking problems and she butchers so many words....

    I think she's going to fail
    :-O
    Haven't heard that one....but I have heard HARD attack.
    T-Bird78, Hygiene Queen, and LockportRN like this.
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    Sontimeter for centimeter. I also cringe every time someone says prostrate.
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    I had a teacher in nursing school that constantly pronounced vomiting as "vomicking".
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    I work with direct care staff that frequently apply "tropicals" to the skin. Instead of topicals.
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    I have a co-worker that calls sequential compression devices (SCDs) "STDs". Big difference!
    Baubo516, salvadordolly, anotherone, and 3 others like this.
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    "I'm taking my patient to nuke-u-lar med." It's NUCLEAR!
    liebling5, Baubo516, nrsang97, and 1 other like this.


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