A little pet peeve - page 6

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. Visit  frannybee profile page
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    OB/GYN NP, if you wanna learn some new names for female genitalia, go and see the Vagina Monologues. The Australian version blew my mind - one woman calls hers her 'cootchie-snorcher'!

    My biggest peeve is 'pacific' for 'specific', closely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say it! This seems to be a fairly new thing where I am, so my guess is that a nursing lecturer has got it wrong and passed it on to generations of new nurses.
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  3. Visit  Hellllllo Nurse profile page
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    I hate it when people type the word "loose" as in not tight, when what they mean is "lose" as in not winning or as in lose your license. It's lose, not loose!!!!!! I think that is the most common mistake on The Web.

    I hate it when experienced nurses and students say "prostrate" when what they mean is "prostate."

    I hate it when when experienced nurses (and students) say "tibia, fibia."
    It it not a "fibia." No such thing!

    It is a fibula. Can you say fib-u-la??!!!

    Whew, I feel so much better now.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Mar 12, '03
  4. Visit  Mkue profile page
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    Originally posted by Hellllllo Nurse
    I hate it when people type the word "loose" as in not tight, when what they mean is "lose" as in not winning or as in lose your license. It's lose, not loose!!!!!! I think that is the most common mistake on The Web.

    I hate it when experienced nurses and students say "prostrate" when what they mean is "prostate."

    I hate it when when experienced nurses (and students) say "tibia, fibia."
    It it not a "fibia." No such thing!

    It is a fibula. Can you say fib-u-la??!!!

    Whew, I feel so much better now.

    Those are my pet peeves too !
  5. Visit  ShandyLynnRN profile page
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by frannybee
    closely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say itclosely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say it!


    I have the hardest time saying that word!!! I just end up saying "the anesthesia guy".

    And dilatation/dilation.... I never have figured that one out. Some books say dilatation, some say dilation.


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