Sunday, December 23, 2007

yes i know this is my 23rd consecutive post (hyperbole) but i just had to write this one

got this from a bbc article. very quirky and funny. (i dont know if it would paste well)

Doctor slang is a dying art
Is doctor slang on the wane?
The inventive language created by doctors the world over to insult their patients - or each other - is in danger of becoming extinct.

So says a doctor who has spent four years charting more than 200 colourful examples.

Medicine is a profession already overflowing with acronyms and technical terms, and doctors over the years have invented plenty of their own.

However, Dr Adam Fox, who works at St Mary's Hospital in London as a specialist registrar in its child allergy unit, says that far fewer doctors now annotate notes with acronyms designed to spell out the unsayable truth about their patients.

Top medical acronyms
CTD - Circling the Drain (A patient expected to die soon)
GLM - Good looking Mum
GPO - Good for Parts Only
TEETH - Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy
UBI - Unexplained Beer Injury
The increasing rate of litigation means that there is a far higher chance that doctors will be asked in court to explain the exact meaning of NFN (Normal for Norfolk), FLK (Funny looking kid) or GROLIES (Guardian Reader Of Low Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt).

Dr Fox recounts the tale of one doctor who had scribbled TTFO - an expletive expression roughly translated as "Told To Go Away" - on a patient's notes.

He told BBC News Online: "This guy was asked by the judge what the acronym meant, and luckily for him he had the presence of mind to say: 'To take fluids orally'."

Quaint up North

Regional dialects abound, even in the world of the medical acronym.

In the north of England, the TTR (Tea Time Review) of a patient is commonplace, but not in the south.

And the number of terms for patients believed to be somewhat intellectually challenged is enormous.

"I can't believe what he just called me..."
From LOBNH (Lights On But Nobody Home), CNS-QNS (Central Nervous System - Quantity Not Sufficient), to the delightful term "pumpkin positive", which refers to the implication that a penlight shone into the patient's mouth would encounter a brain so small that the whole head would light up.

Regular visitors to A&E on a Friday or Saturday night are also classified.

DBI refers to "Dirt Bag Index", and multiplies the number of tattoos with the number of missing teeth to give an estimate of the number of days since the patient last bathed.

A PFO refers to a drunken patient who sustained injury falling over, while a PGT "Got Thumped" instead.

Medical terms - A glossary
Digging for Worms - varicose vein surgery
Departure lounge - geriatric ward
Handbag positive - confused patient (usually elderly lady) lying on hospital bed clutching handbag
Woolworth's Test - Anaesthetic term (if you can imagine patient shopping in Woolies, it's safe to give a general anaesthetic)
This is an international language - Dr Fox's research reveals that a PIMBA in Brazil can be translated as a "swollen-footed, drunk, run-over beggar".

Doctor insult

And much of the slang is directed at colleagues rather than patients.

Thus rheumatology, considered by hard-pressed juniors one of the less busy specialties, becomes "rheumaholiday", the "Freud Squad" are psychiatrists, and "Gassers" and "Slashers" are anaesthetists and general surgeons respectively.

Dr Fox is keen to point out that neither he, nor the other authors of the paper, published in the journal Ethics and Behavior, actually advocate using any of the terms.

He said: "It's a form of communication, and it needs to be recorded.

"It may not be around forever."

He said: "I do think that doctors are genuinely more respectful of their patients these days."

If that is the case, perhaps the delights of a "Whopper with Cheese", "Handbag positive" or "Coffin dodger" could be lost forever.

Friday, December 14, 2007

the golden compass

bagi aku... taklah sehebat gimmick yg dibuat
takde umph/edge
n agak kebudak2an utk aku
n aku benci budak2 kecik poyo yg rasa bagus
n demon2 tu pun cam bodo2 je
except lord azrael nye la. macho macho.

pastu rambut nicole kidman tak lawa laa... aiseh. demon die pun huduh. huduh macam datuk k. k?

all in all... quite disappointing la
aku kasi C la. Big Fat C

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p/s : kalau aku ade demon sendiri, = silver dragon la
najib aku kasi kambing gurun
jali dapat kutu babi
kebar dapat kodok pisang a

Thursday, December 06, 2007


killing innocent people is just unjustifiable
for a religious cause? -they must be demented
cause your life sucks and you want to be famous? -absurd
for the thrill? -that makes me sick

why wont the thick americans just ban the public from buying firearms

besok paper opthal mcq
negative marking!

well the good news is that tu je paper aku mase winter
so ok la kot

tapi keje aku men sims 2 + expansion packs
ngn tf2
ngn ponteng tutes.

p/s : ari ni lunch = bnj cookie dough 1/2 tub. haha... -pathetic- TT