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OMG Say it correctly! - page 9

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  eroc profile page
    When people worry about the wrong things....like how to pronounce words.

    If the communication is accurate nothing bothers me.
  2. Visit  MLB4 profile page
    Quote from toonsis
    I can't stand "mines." Mines sweater is in the closet.
    I was waiting for someone to mention that one! Lol It drives me nuts!
  3. Visit  schershmelshnac profile page
    Pronouncing height like there's a th at the end
  4. Visit  samadams8 profile page
    Quote from MsPebbles
    Some of the ones that bug me most:

    Supposably for supposedly
    EXpresso for eSpresso
    Melk for milk (that Kroger announcer needs a class in proper dairy pronunciation!)
    puhticular for particular
    ChipoLTe for ChipoTLe
    vanella for vanilla

    And most irritating is when people spell the wrong form of you're/your and their/they're/there!
    Oh man. Have you ever typed the wrong word--the homonym--accidently when writing? I have. My fingers sometimes do their own thing when typing. LOL
    So many times I've typed their when I meant there or vice versa. Same thing with your and you're. I don't think most people mean to do this. I think it's just typing to fast, or getting caught up in the spirit of what they are trying to communicate, and so they missed what they have typed.
  5. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    I don't mind if patients mispronounce long (or even not long) medication or disease names. One thing I really can't stand is "hurted." For example, "I twisted my ankle 5 day [sic] ago and it hurted ever since."
  6. Visit  djules profile page
    Two things make me twitch, "Fer" instead of "For", and "Have a good one" instead of " Have a nice day/evening".
  7. Visit  jennilynn profile page
    EXspecially instead of especially. The same instructor that said prostrate said this. Drove.me.nuts.
  8. Visit  Ellekat2 profile page
    Not a pronunciation issue, but it irritates me when our DON leaves a message for the "Aids" on the bulletin board. She does it all the time.
  9. Visit  seanynjboy profile page
    Quote from girlmeetsworld
    sontimeter for centimeter. I also cringe every time someone says prostrate.
    omg i cannot stand this one!!!
  10. Visit  elijahvegas profile page
    haha i totally said it backwards, its was early in the morning when i posted =_=

    in addition to that though however, i remember there was 2 ways they mispronounced it. in addition to pericordial, they was also say "pre-CARDIAL" or "pericardial" altogether. i always thought to myself a pericardial thump will do the trick if you want to convert the patients rhythm alright...

    convert it to asystole.

    which also, how do you all pronounce diastole ?
    I say "Die-ass-toe-lee" but i hear alot "die-ass-toll"
  11. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
    Quote from jonnyvirgo
    haha i totally said it backwards, its was early in the morning when i posted =_=

    in addition to that though however, i remember there was 2 ways they mispronounced it. in addition to pericordial, they was also say "pre-CARDIAL" or "pericardial" altogether. i always thought to myself a pericardial thump will do the trick if you want to convert the patients rhythm alright...

    convert it to asystole.

    which also, how do you all pronounce diastole ?
    I say "Die-ass-toe-lee" but i hear alot "die-ass-toll"
    LOL, I was totally gonna put on my preceptor pants and talk about how some might think "pericardial" would make more sense, along with an anatomy lesson, and why it would be unwise to do a pericardial thump. Glad I cut it off where I did! :\

    I say sis-toe-lee and die-ass-toe-lee as well, think that is correct, but I have heard it pronounced the other way many times as well.
  12. Visit  anotherone profile page
    sahhhhhhnatmeter
  13. Visit  sissiesmama profile page
    I live in Louisiana, and while working in a rural ER, pretty often We would hear a patient say "usedtacould" - when we asked about activity - "can u walk up stairs? Not now but I usedtacould. ."

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