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
2Mar 25, '13 by mortedefinitely 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 eatmysoxRNWaRshington. Ugh. Or waRsh instead of wash in general.
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3Mar 25, '13 by monkeybugQuote from nurse4newlifeOur favorite in our unit was "happydural." I guess in the patient's mind, that would be the end result!Epidural- epidermal, epiderbal, epigermal. That's patients though
5Mar 25, '13 by monkeybug"PhenerGRAN" instead of phenergan.
0Mar 25, '13 by NurseDirtyBirdIntestine 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 .
2Quote from NurseDirtyBirdThis one bothers me a bit too.Intestine pronounced in-test-YNE, with a long "I" sound.
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.
8Mar 25, '13 by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorMy 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!
3Mar 25, '13 by stephanie.My biggest issue is when I say "Thank you" to someone and they say "you welcome" or "you's welcome". It's YOU'RE!!!!!!
3Mar 25, '13 by prnqday, BSN, RNThreads like these gets me going.....
6Mar 25, '13 by Hygiene Queen, RN GuideAround 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
3Quote from Hygiene QueenMy 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?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".
3Mar 25, '13 by cardiacrocksWhat 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.
4Quote from cardiacrocksI 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").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.
1Mar 25, '13 by Everline, RN ProQuote from Hygiene QueenActually, 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.There is, also, no "t" in "often". It's pronounced "offen".