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OMG Say it correctly! - page 2

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  morte profile page
    #13 2
    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 ~
  2. Visit  monkeybug profile page
    #14 3
    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!
  3. Visit  monkeybug profile page
    #15 5
    "PhenerGRAN" instead of phenergan.
  4. Visit  NurseDirtyBird profile page
    #16 0
    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 .
  5. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #17 2
    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.
  6. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #18 8
    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!
  7. Visit  stephanie. profile page
    #19 3
    My biggest issue is when I say "Thank you" to someone and they say "you welcome" or "you's welcome". It's YOU'RE!!!!!!
  8. Visit  prnqday profile page
    #20 3
    Threads like these gets me going.....
  9. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
    #21 6
    Around these parts, we have folks who like to put an "s" after any type of store name. We go to "Kmart's", "Walmart's" and "Target's". Note: I placed a possessive "s" at the end of these names because I can only assume people who do this are thinking along the line of "Walgreen's"... but who knows
    We also hear "aksed" instead of "asked", "warsh" instead of "wash". Yep, I do that...I cannot tell a lie (just like George "Warshington")
    We also talk about "you guys"... "You guys comin'?". Sometimes, this is "ya's" or "cha's"... "Ya's comin'?" or "Whatcha's doin'?".
    There is, also, no "t" in "often". It's pronounced "offen".
    I really don't give a flip.
    Language is ever evolving... it's not stagnant.
    I think that's really cool and appreciate all the creative things one can do with English and find it fascinating how we pronounce things from region to region.
    As long as I understand you... and you know how to say it, spell it and put it all together correctly when you have to, then I see no reason to run around with a stick up the rump
  10. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #22 3
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Around these parts, we have folks who like to put an "s" after any type of store name. We go to "Kmart's", "Walmart's" and "Target's".
    My mother, whom I love dearly, always says "Walmarts" (not sure if she intends it to have an ' or not). Either way, I don't like how it sounds. Plus, if it had an 's, would it not be Wal's Mart?
  11. Visit  cardiacrocks profile page
    #23 3
    What gets me going is, when people abbreviate medical surgical as med-surge. There is no "E" on the end, it's simply, med-surg or just don't abbreviate.
  12. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #24 4
    Quote from cardiacrocks
    What gets me going is, when people abbreviate medical surgical as med-surge. There is no "E" on the end, it's simply, med-surg or just don't abbreviate.
    I agree. However, in the defense of people who have said "med-surge," they may have gone to type "surg" and their auto correct changed in to "surge" (although my autocorrect just tried to change "surg" to "surf").
  13. Visit  Everline profile page
    #25 1
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    There is, also, no "t" in "often". It's pronounced "offen".
    Actually, it grates on my nerves when people say "off-ten" instead of "offen". Many years ago (back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth) I looked it up in the huge dictionary we had at home that weighed about a ton. It said the pronunciation is "offen". These days, it seems to be interchangeable, I guess. I never hear anyone say "sof-ten", though.

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