Jump to content

Linguistic Pet Peeves

Nurses   (25,990 Views 291 Comments)
by Jedrnurse Jedrnurse, BSN, RN (Member)

Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

11,643 Visitors; 1,224 Posts

advertisement

You are reading page 21 of Linguistic Pet Peeves. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Glycerine82 has 3 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Subacute rehab, geriatric.

1 Article; 25,630 Visitors; 1,982 Posts

You are correct.

Oh, and while I do use y'all, I get annoyed when people say ALL Y'ALL, because that's implied, right?

:)

It is!

I only don't say it because it sounds utterly ridiculous, but I use it in texts, on FB and on here all the time.

You guys need to move your caht off the cahpet so I can go get bahbeque sauce from the garahge next to the yahd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

924 Visitors; 48 Posts

I have a long list of language pet peeves, but I guess the one that really gets under my skin the most is misuse of the word ironic. Usually when I hear it, the speaker means to say coincidental.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

924 Visitors; 48 Posts

I also can't stand when people constantly say "literally". I saw an internet meme once that said "Misuse of the word 'literally' drives me figuratively insane".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pumpkinn has 1 years experience.

5,688 Visitors; 129 Posts

What are other some other linguistic "nails on chalkboard" for folks?

^ this :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,074 Visitors; 26 Posts

"Media-sty-num" and "umba-like-us" (mediastinum and umbilicus). I have much more trouble with pronunciation than vocabulary...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Toadette has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN.

1,120 Visitors; 31 Posts

How has no one mentioned the informal use of "am" as a stand-in/shortened version of the contraction, "I'm."

It's mostly used in written form, but I first started seeing it in high school when my best friend used to write "am bored" sometimes.

I'm starting to see it much more often on social media.

:no:

That drives me absolutely crazy when I see it.

Edited by Toadette
Added quote

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NurseMommy5253 has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC, Hospice, Home Health.

494 Visitors; 6 Posts

The only place I've heard this so far is from older people in the middle of Amish country, but diarrhea being pronounced "di-a-REE" really bothers me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

410 Visitors; 4 Posts

Regional colloquialisms just don't irritate me as much as Nurses who have multiple degrees but still cannot spell. Ever heard of spell check?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

410 Visitors; 4 Posts

Isn't it " Couldn't care less"? Really, people born in the US should learn English as well as our Immigrants.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nursejoy1 has 22 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

1 Article; 6,228 Visitors; 213 Posts

"Hey Jane, I just seen you the other day!"

:nailbiting::dead::eek:

I knew a guy years ago who actually would say "I seed that"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nrsang97 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

37,007 Visitors; 2,576 Posts

It is so frustrating to me when a nurse is telling me in report that a patient is admitted with an exasperation of COPD/MS/CHF.... It is EXACERBATION. I had no idea that the patient's illness was angry.

I also get frustrated when people sat O2 Stats for O2 sats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Emergent has 25 years experience.

7 Followers; 2 Articles; 64,811 Visitors; 2,803 Posts

Regional colloquialisms just don't irritate me as much as Nurses who have multiple degrees but still cannot spell. Ever heard of spell check?

I herd of spell check, its good two use when their is a question in you're mind.

My post checks out wale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×