OMG Say it correctly! OMG Say it correctly! - pg.5 | allnurses

OMG Say it correctly! - page 5

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  wyogypsy profile page
    #52 2
    This isn't medical but my sister prounounces Chevron as shiv'-ron. Now where in the heck does she get shiv from Chev? Drives me nuts!
  2. Visit  elprup profile page
    #53 1
    All my older family member say "Prostrate"..... It is a prostate. Too cute
  3. Visit  stephanie. profile page
    #54 2
    Can I get a class of "warter"?
  4. Visit  LockportRN profile page
    #55 3
    Kat,
    Urinologist? I actually giggled out loud!
  5. Visit  NurseDirtyBird profile page
    A little funny story: when I was an LTC CNA and got an inevitable back injury, they sent me to an occupational health clinic. They didn't call it occupational health, of course, they used the abbreviated version: Occ. Med.
    I spent quite awhile trying to figure out who the heck Achmed was and why I had to see him for my back injury.
  6. Visit  jmll1765 profile page
    #57 4
    Patients need their "dilauda and fennigan"...Dilaudid and Phenergan Especially when they're vomicking!
  7. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
    #58 1
    metropolol
  8. Visit  martymoose profile page
    #59 1
    Quote from bsnstudent16
    The one that drives me crazy....

    mELK instead of mILK
    lol that's like pellow ( pillow)
  9. Visit  julz68 profile page
    Quote from NurseDirtyBird
    A little funny story: when I was an LTC CNA and got an inevitable back injury, they sent me to an occupational health clinic. They didn't call it occupational health, of course, they used the abbreviated version: Occ. Med.
    I spent quite awhile trying to figure out who the heck Achmed was and why I had to see him for my back injury.
    Especially if he said, "Silence! I keel you!"
  10. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    #61 1
    Quote from psu_213
    I think W would disagree....(although I do agree)
    Yes, I'm sure he would disagree... I'm also quite sure that listening to him say it that way for 8 years is why many people pronounce it like that.
  11. Visit  toonsis profile page
    #62 5
    I can't stand "mines." Mines sweater is in the closet.

    The worst is All timers or old timers disease instead of Alzheimer's disease.
  12. Visit  LibraSunCNM profile page
    #63 0
    Periph-EE-al instead of periph-ER-al. So annoying!
  13. Visit  elijahvegas profile page
    #64 0
    my PRECEPTORS used to say "PRE-cordial thump" instead of "PERI-cordial"

close