Words You Hate

  1. Is there a medical word that you absolutely hate? Or one that you can never seem to pronounce correctly?

    Hate:
    Meatus. (Eww)
    Gargle.


    Mispronounce:
    Prophylaxis. I ALWAYS say prophylaxicks.


    I have a co-worker that says Cefazolin wrong and is convinced she is right. Drives me nuts.


    Off topic:
    Blitz. Don't ask me why, but I loathe this word.


    What about you?
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  3. by   LibraSunCNM
    Orientate! I know it's technically also a correct version of the word, but it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.
  4. by   flying_ace2
    Moist. I'm sure I'll think of others....
  5. by   Farawyn
    Compartmentalize.
  6. by   OyWithThePoodles
    Quote from flying_ace2
    Moist. I'm sure I'll think of others....
    There are several on the "hate moist" train.
  7. by   roser13
    Quote from flying_ace2
    Moist. I'm sure I'll think of others....
    I second moist.

    And, smegma
  8. by   kiszi
    I second meatus. ::cringe::


    Orifice

    Stimulate

    Phlegm
  9. by   Farawyn
    These "bad" words you hate? I use them as much as possible.
  10. by   OyWithThePoodles
    Quote from Farawyn
    These "bad" words you hate? I use them as much as possible.
    Far, I know you use the word meatus with your students as much as possible. How might that conversation go?
  11. by   whichone'spink
    -Orientate. It's just wrong English.
    -O2 stat. Why people use it is beyond me.
    -Dilitation.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    Orientate! I know it's technically also a correct version of the word, but it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.
    Me too. I do not care that in Britian it is correct.

    Quote from roser13

    And, smegma
    You beat me to it.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from SullyRN
    Far, I know you use the word meatus with your students as much as possible. How might that conversation go?
    I use it when I'm out socially.
    I'll PM you.
  14. by   brownbook
    Pulmonary toilet. I don't know if anybody uses it? I think I last heard it in maybe nursing school?

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