A little pet peeve - page 4

OK, I just gotta say this, but I know it's really petty: WEITLANER!!!!!!!! It's called a WEITLANER!!!!! W-E-I-T-L-A-N-E-R!!!!!!! So why do even experienced nurses persist in adding a... Read More

  1. by   stevierae
    Originally posted by ShandyLynnRN
    or we could be one of those nurses that read all the posts (or most) in the "todays active threads". I personally am an OB nurse, and only visit the OR during sectiions, and in my hospital we dont scrub. But thanks for the definition!
    ShandyLynn, I bet you can relate to this one--have you ever worked in L&D or post-partum with people (usually CNAs; usually the know-it-all CNAs that resent being corrected because they have been aides since before you were a nurse, or even before you were BORN, and think they know more nursing than you do; you know the kind I mean, but I digress--)

    that pronounce LOCHIA as if it was spelled LOSHA? Rhymes with OSHA?
  2. by   ShandyLynnRN
    LOL, honestly never heard anyone call it "losha", but we did get a good laugh one night when one of our techs called it a "fungus" check instead of a fundus check. She is definitely NOT a know it all though, so she laughed with the rest of us!!!
  3. by   mare-mare
    Weitlaner, weitlaner, weitlaner.... Do I work with you cause I have someone at work who has the exact same pet peeve=) I learned how to spell it and say it properly
  4. by   liveintheOR
    I work in the OR in West Virginia and I almost fell off my chair when I read about the WV forceps------sooooo funny!!

    One of my pet peeve words is--"bronical" pneumonia. My Mom even says it!! Also people who are having a colonoscopy who say they are having a colostomy.

    I think every OR has knicknames for different instruments. Look how many names for sheevers, pushers, cd, cherry dissector, kittners, etc..........
  5. by   TNcanNURSE
    How about incorrect verb usage in general.........ie They does not .........fill in the blank.

    Of course no offense is intended.
  6. by   KRVRN
    exscape instead of escape bugs me.

    And irregardless is not a word.
  7. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    In the american reference book I have, Weitlander is spelled as is...not "Weitlaner"...So who is correct? Please advise. Thanks!
  8. by   LilgirlRN
    Oh man, I hate that orientated thing, makes me NUTS!
  9. by   maggie7
    Brown chitis, diaree, choirpractor, orientated, etc.
  10. by   stevierae
    Originally posted by Sarah, RNBScN
    In the american reference book I have, Weitlander is spelled as is...not "Weitlaner"...So who is correct? Please advise. Thanks!
    Trust me, it's W-E-I-T-L-A-N-E-R. No "D."

    Look it up in Alexander's.
  11. by   stevierae
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    exscape instead of escape bugs me.

    And irregardless is not a word.
    Yeah, no kidding. And what about "ax" instead of "ask?" Sounds so ignorant.
  12. by   OB/GYN NP
    Hey all! I'm not an OR nurse, and wouldn't know a Weitlaner from a Weitlander (would that be the name for a person who lives in Weitland?), but am LMAO just reading this. Sounds so typical of nurses in every area of nursing. We all have our things. For those OB nurses out there..."Can I have my EPIDERMAL now?" Or how about the ever-popular use of very strange names for body parts...I actually had a woman say to me once while I was doing a vag exam to check for cervical dilation (NOT DILATATION, mind you)..."Would you get your hand out of my cooter?" What exactly is a cooter, anyway, and where do people come up with these NAMES?
    Just a few pearls from the land of OB/GYN.... :chuckle
  13. by   prmenrs
    In nursing school, where I did scrub and enjoyed it a lot, the Italian OB-gyns called the O'Connor-O'Sullivan retractor, the "Italian" retractor. I don't know if that instrument is still in use, but in a Catholic hospital in the '60's, a hysterectomy = birth control, so in my 4-week OR rotation, I saw the Italian retractor a lot!

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