OMG Say it correctly! - page 4

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   havehope
    Quote from psu_213
    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").
    Yes, this happened to me when creating a thread once. I had no option but to put "med-surge" why I didn't write out medical-surgical, I do not know. :-)
  2. by   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
  3. by   wannabecnl
    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."
  4. by   kat7464
    Coudamin (for Coumadin) and, my personal favorite, the Urinologist.
  5. by   Despareux
    "Prolly" for probably.

    "Suh-em" for something.

    "Impordan" for important.

    "Buh-en" for button.

    Just a few that make me cringe.
  6. by   Best_Name_Ever
    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.
  7. by   girlmeetsworld
    Sontimeter for centimeter. I also cringe every time someone says prostrate.
  8. by   Dazglue
    I had a teacher in nursing school that constantly pronounced vomiting as "vomicking".
  9. by   KCMnurse
    I work with direct care staff that frequently apply "tropicals" to the skin. Instead of topicals.
  10. by   jmll1765
    I have a co-worker that calls sequential compression devices (SCDs) "STDs". Big difference!
  11. by   KelRN215
    "I'm taking my patient to nuke-u-lar med." It's NUCLEAR!
  12. by   psu_213
    Quote from applewhitern
    The easy way to remember this is to think of the "oocytes," in which you pronounce both "o's."
    Unfortnately that will not work for most people as the mispronounce oocyte at well.
  13. by   psu_213
    Quote from KelRN215
    "I'm taking my patient to nuke-u-lar med." It's NUCLEAR!
    I think W would disagree....(although I do agree)

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