After having lived in FL for nearly 40 years, I moved to the mountains, and began working in an ER that served several surrounding counties. In triage one night, I was asking the usual questions-past hx, medications, surgeries, hospitalizations, of a 30'ish-looking woman. This woman appeared bedraggled, had no teeth, and a barefoot child with a runny nose (no kidding). When we got to hospitalizations, she said that she had been hospitalized the previous year for flea bites. Looking at her appearance, I could see how it might have been possible. I then asked, why were you hospitalized? Were there that many bites, or did they get infected? The woman looked at me as though I'd lost my mind, and said, "not FLEA bites! You know, flea bites, like you get in your laig." Then the light dawned, and I realized she was trying to tell me that she had been hospitalized for phlebitis!
Another funny-a lot of folks up here are allergic to "pillacillin-" again, no joke!