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... Read More

  1. Visit  bugg profile page
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    Not sure why this one bugs me so much, but I wince at "chloro-hexidine" for chlorhexidine.
  2. Visit  fetch profile page
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    My A&P instructor would say "pharnyx" and "larnyx" instead of pharynx and larynx. Drove me bananas!
    My pharm instructor would say "ibufren" instead of ibuprofen. We were all frantically looking for this drug until someone figured it out.

    Working in a retail pharmacy brought lots of, uh, INTERESTING pronunciations. Can't remember most of them now though.
  3. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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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.)
  4. Visit  PurpleLover profile page
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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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  5. Visit  smartnurse1982 profile page
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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"?
  6. Visit  smartnurse1982 profile page
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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, '14
  7. Visit  morte profile page
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    yangkow-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"?
  8. Visit  elijahvargo profile page
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    Quote from morte
    yangkow-er, that is the Wiki way. I was taught basically that, minus the "g".
    I say Yank our
  9. Visit  FineAgain profile page
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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!
  10. Visit  SydneyJo1 profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  jrwest profile page
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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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  12. Visit  jrwest profile page
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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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