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Secret code of Doctors revealed

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posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:50 PM
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.

Have you ever been to a hospital and not understood what the staff were saying about you? Well, maybe this article will give you a clue.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:54 PM
UBI - Unexplained Beer Injury

I've had a few of those roflmao, good find.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:55 PM
lmao when I got to the definition of "pumpkin positive". Thanks for sharing!!!

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 10:17 PM
GOMER: Get Outta My Emergency Room

What they don't tell you is WHEN these terms are used.... To my knowledge, these terms are generally used in nurse's stations or other secured areas, or when a patient is under anesthesia or is in an otherwise non-conscious state.

It is part of dark humor.... if you worked around death, dying, and disorder as your CAREER, 24/7/365, you need some humor release.. doctors are human too!

Dark humor is most certainly not intended to humiliate or defame a patient's rights and honors which they are entitled to have respected at ALL times.

When a doc says, "Looks like this one's a GOMER", some get a chuckle because it is referring to the person as not requiring any significant medical care (not even's 400mg ibuprofen good night). These particular individuals showing up in ERs are pulling doctors away from patients who are in REAL need of intervention. I do believe they have the right to be treated, however the SYSTEM is set up so that they can get away with making enough drunken noise (disturbing the ER for hours at a time) while they wait for their care.

Often times a typical GOMER will say something drunkenly like, "boy you guys are LOVIN me aren't ya".

Its a game with a rare few.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 10:28 PM

Originally posted by MKULTRA

It is part of dark humor.... if you worked around death, dying, and disorder as your CAREER, 24/7/365, you need some humor release.. doctors are human too!

I think a lot of professions have some variation of dark humor. Anyone that deals with the public will encounter a lot of crazy people, and they will develope their inside jokes.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 10:36 PM
Im a paramedic, and we have plenty as well...
ABC - Ambulate Before Carry

ABC - Airway Billing Collections

A.F.U. - All F*@#%! Up

AHF - Acute Hissy Fit

AQR - Ain't Quite Right

ART - Assuming Room Temperature

BMW - Bitch Moan & Whine

BOHICA - Bend Over Here It Comes Again

CATS - Cut All to Sh*t

CC - Cancel Christmas

CCFCCP - Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs

CTD - Circling the Drain

DFO - Done Fell Out

DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give a F#%$ ?

DND - Damn Near Dead

DOB - Dead on Bed

DRT - Dead Right There

DPS - Dumb Parent Syndrome

NPS - New Parent Syndrome

DWPA - Dying With Paramedic Assistance

EMT - Eggcrate Mattress Technician

EMT - Extraordinary Masochistic Tendencies

EMT - Emergency Medical Taxi

EMT - Extra Man on Truck

EMS - Extra Marital Sex

EMS - Earn Money Sleeping

FDSTW - Found Dead Stayed That Way

FDGB - Fall Down Go Boom

FTD - Fixin To Die

FUBAR - #ed Up Beyond All Recognition

GMC - Groan Moan & Complain.

GRAHOB - Grim Reaper At Head Of Bed

HIBGIA - Had It Before, Got It Again

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

LOLNAD - Little Old Lady No Acute Distress

LOLFDGB - Little Old Lady Fall Down Go Boom

LDF - Lying Down Fit

MARWB - Met At Road With Bag

MUH - Messed Up Heart

PUHA - Pick Up and Haul Ass

PBAB - Pine Box At Bedside

PBS - Pretty Bad Shape

PCL - Pre Code Looking

PEFYC - Pre Extricated For Your Convenience (through the windshield)

PSO - Passed Smooth Out

PPA - Practicing Proffessional Alcoholic

TBC - Total Body Crunch

TLC - Tube, Lavage & Charcoal

TMB - Too Many Birthdays

SIO - Sleeping It Off

TSL - To Stupid to Live

WADAO - Weak And Dizzy All Over

WUD - Woke Up Dead

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