OMG Say it correctly! - page 3

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. by   applewhitern
    My pet peeves are rales and yankauer. I hate it when people say rales with a long A, and say "yanker," like you are going to yank something. Both are incorrect, and that was drilled into us in nursing school in the dark ages.
    Last edit by applewhitern on Mar 25, '13 : Reason: mispelled yankauer
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from 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!!!!!!

    I would be ecstatic if someone would say "You Welcome" or "Youse welcome" instead of "No prob." When did "No Prob" get to be correct instead of "you're welcome"?
  3. by   eatmysoxRN
    Quote from applewhitern
    My pet peeves are rales and yankauer. I hate it when people say rales with a long A, and say "yanker," like you are going to yank something. Both are incorrect, and that was drilled into us in nursing school in the dark ages.
    How is rales supposed to be pronounced? I always say it like rails.

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  4. by   applewhitern
    "Oophorectomy." You pronounce both "o's." People pronounce it with an "ooooooph," and that is incorrect. The easy way to remember this is to think of the "oocytes," in which you pronounce both "o's."
  5. by   applewhitern
    Rales is given a French pronunciation. Think of the word "rally." Rales is pronounced like the "ral" part of rally would be.
  6. by   lhflanurseNP
    Ooh, I get riled up with axed too! Another of mine is the prostrate.
  7. by   julz68
    Umbilicus. I heard someone say um-bil-LIKE-us the other day and I almost started to giggle. But it was a PA who said it, so I'm assuming that is also a correct pronunciation... I have just never heard it before.
  8. by   mmc51264
    This cracks me up!!! I had a patient that I had a running joke with. I could not say "metoprolol" I woudl try and then just say Lopressor. It was my mission to be able to pronounce it correctly. To this day I chuckle when I have to say it
  9. by   Swellz
    I was a pharmacy technician for 6.5 years before nursing school and everyone is killing me with their mispronunciation of drug names. Legit.
  10. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from Ruby Vee

    I would be ecstatic if someone would say "You Welcome" or "Youse welcome" instead of "No prob." When did "No Prob" get to be correct instead of "you're welcome"?
    How about when you say "Thank you," and you get "OK" as a reply? Drives me nuts. Why bother replying at all??
  11. by   julz68
    My pet peeve is also when people don't write grammatically correct or use punctuation correctly. Also when they write in text style, like using "u" or "ur" on posts. Not just here, but anywhere. It makes it so hard for me to read! Maybe it's just me because I am older, in my 40s. Ha!
  12. by   Student Mom to Three
    I cannot stand "yers" instead of "yours"---my whole family is guilty of this! That is just lazy language.
    Had a bio prof who referred to proteins as pro-tee-ins.
  13. by   Best_Name_Ever
    The one that drives me crazy....

    mELK instead of mILK

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