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. by   wyogypsy
    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. by   elprup
    All my older family member say "Prostrate"..... It is a prostate. Too cute
  3. by   stephanie.
    Can I get a class of "warter"?
  4. by   LockportRN
    Kat,
    Urinologist? I actually giggled out loud!
  5. by   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.
  6. by   jmll1765
    Patients need their "dilauda and fennigan"...Dilaudid and Phenergan Especially when they're vomicking!
  7. by   Vespertinas
    metropolol
  8. by   martymoose
    Quote from bsnstudent16
    The one that drives me crazy....

    mELK instead of mILK
    lol that's like pellow ( pillow)
  9. by   julz68
    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. by   KelRN215
    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. by   toonsis
    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. by   LibraSunCNM
    Periph-EE-al instead of periph-ER-al. So annoying!
  13. by   elijahvegas
    my PRECEPTORS used to say "PRE-cordial thump" instead of "PERI-cordial"

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