OK, I just gotta say this, but I know it's really petty:
WEITLANER!!!!!!!! It's called a WEITLANER!!!!!
So why do even experienced nurses persist in adding a "D" to it and calling it a "weitlanDer?"
That has bothered me for over 25 years.
OK, now I feel better.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Originally posted by plumrn
The word is emaciated, not emancipated!
I don't know if it is just where I work, the region, or what, but this is one of my little pet peeves. (What a strange phrase, isn't it?)
Or "orientated" (wrong!) instead of "oriented" (correct!)
"I haven't been orientated to that unit (or piece of equipment) yet."
"The patient is alert and orientated X3."
And what about people who say "woken up" instead of "awakened"? I read that even in the newspaper and in magazines all the time, by journalists who should know better.
What a can of worms you've opened here, plum!
Last edit by stevierae on Jan 11, '03