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OMG Say it correctly!

  1. 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 "stat"uration?

    Anyone have anything else that people misspell or mispronounce that gets them going??

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  3. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
    #1 6
    There have been a few threads like this and it seems everywhere somebody says O2 stats!

    It always irks me when people say amNiodarone instead of amiodarone, or the multiple ways in which people butcher metoprolol.
  4. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
    #2 29
    "Orientated". I got 'orientated' to my job today. Mrs. Smith is alert and 'orientated'. . .
  5. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
    #3 2
    Quote from SaoirseRN
    There have been a few threads like this and it seems everywhere somebody says O2 stats!

    It always irks me when people say amNiodarone instead of amiodarone, or the multiple ways in which people butcher metoprolol.

    My mom took metprolal for her essential tremors!
  6. Visit  danceyrun profile page
    #4 10
    This isn't medical related but every time someone says "pitchers" when they are speaking of "pictures" I want to scream.
  7. Visit  morte profile page
    #5 4
    orientated is a perfectly fine word....you just aren't used to hearing it.
    Quote from SuzieVN
    "Orientated". I got 'orientated' to my job today. Mrs. Smith is alert and 'orientated'. . .
  8. Visit  morte profile page
    #6 3
    regional dialect.....? like axed instead of asked?.
    Quote from danceyrun
    This isn't medical related but every time someone says "pitchers" when they are speaking of "pictures" I want to scream.
  9. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
    #7 7
    Quote from morte
    regional dialect.....? like axed instead of asked?.
    Ohhhh that one hits me hard. Along with using the wrong words like "she don't be wanting that medication." I dislike it.

    Dilaudid gets mispronounced frequently as well.

    "A lot" has that space.

    I see charting sometimes with missing a missing "g" that makes it sound like I'm living in Sweet Home Alabama.

    Then the infamous spelling of purulent that had a pervasive meaning.

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  10. Visit  nurse4newlife profile page
    #8 3
    Epidural- epidermal, epiderbal, epigermal. That's patients though
  11. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #9 2
    Two that really get to me:

    Cardiazem (for Cardizem)
    Vancomiacin (for Vancomycin)
  12. Visit  marycarney profile page
    #10 3
    Not medical per se, but here are my pet peeves of pronunciation (how alliterative of me )

    Feb-YOU- ary instead of FebRUary
    Temp-a-chur instead of tempERature
    Lit-a-chur instead of litERature
    ELL-inois instead of ILLinois

    My late mother was a stickler for these types of things. If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
  13. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #11 9
    Quote from marycarney
    If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
    I would probably pronounce everything correctly too if I got a 2nd (or 3rd, etc.) take every time I pronounced something incorrectly.
  14. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
    #12 9
    WaRshington. Ugh. Or waRsh instead of wash in general.

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