Why are they called, "Chucks?"

  1. Why are they called "Chucks?"

    And can't we use a more appropriate and universally understood name for, "Chucks?"

    Laypeople usually have NO idea what a "Chuck" is. Having to describe them by functionality in order to explain it by definition to a patient, family or outside support staff is just, well ... crude & is always kinda awkward, Lol.

    Any better suited name recommendations for our beloved Chucks, so that we can all understand exactly what it is by its own self-descriptive term? Thanks AN!
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  3. by   MunoRN
    The name often used for an absorbent or waterproof pad is "chux" which comes from a brand name for these products.
  4. by   Been there,done that
    Whatever.... they are your friend. Double up.
  5. by   MunoRN
    I've come across nurses that refer to disposable wipes as "chux" since those are also sold under the brand name Chux.
  6. by   AJJKRN
    How about the umbrella word "underpaid"...
  7. by   K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
  8. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from AJJKRN
    How about the umbrella word "underpaid"...
    No that would be the term for nurses!
  9. by   XB9S
    Quote from K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens
  10. by   Farawyn
    I love Chux. I would buy Chux a drink if I could. Chux has saved many an ass, including mine!
  11. by   klone
    Quote from XB9S
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens ������
    I thought those were chooks.
  12. by   elkpark
    Same as "Band-aid" and "Kleenex," a brand name that has, over time, become a general term for the items, regardless of who manufactures them.
  13. by   klone
    I had no idea what the OP was talking about. The only "Chucks" I know of are Converse shoes.

    It wasn't until the second post in the thread that I realized s/he was referring to chux.
  14. by   Farawyn
    Quote from klone
    I thought those were chooks.
    Chooks are the pieces of grout you pick out of the seam between tiles when you scrub a bathroom.

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