Catch Phrases!

  1. I thought it might be fun to list some cute/funny phrases here - you know the ones you hear once and immediately adopt as your own!!! For example:

    I worked with an EEG tech once who didn't swear so when he was mad at a doc he said "That's it! He's on my FECAL ROSTER!"


    One of my instructors often comments (when speaking of a topic that we will be hearing repeatedly) that we will hear this subject "Ad nauseum" in our career! (i.e. handwashing )

    I know there are more I use but at the moment I'm drawing a blank...please share yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    My new fav is from Rebecca here - "clue phone - it's for you!"

    Working psych and with college students, it comes in oh-so-handy (gosh - wish I could use it directly to them!)
  4. by   ayemmeff
    Neener! neener! neener! (Heather) and yadayadayada!!! Have been adopted in this house!
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    when i broke my hand over the summer, and the ER doc( who i know well) came in with the xrays to confirm it to me, i told him he was "off my christmas card list"

    have also coined the term DDS= dying duck syndrome..(sorry duckie) for those patients who flail& flounce about, quite like i imagine a dying duck would look...."ooooohhh....poor'll have to wipe my nose..i can't....wipe my aZZ, i can't...."
  6. by   adrienurse
    someone who is very anal = rectal. I came up with that one myself.

    As a tribute to Ted and his favorite word, I affectionately refer to my friend Cameron as smegma-boy.
  7. by   fab4fan
    Pts that are in dire need of "transocciputal lead therapy."
  8. by   Furball
    "Your enthusiasm is underwhelming......"
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    I also like the new diagnosis mentioned in this article from

    After admitting to friends, family and cabinet members that he really did think Africa was just another country in Europe, they talked him into seeing someone about his head. Afraid that he might be suffering from a mild form of Alzheimer's, doctors performed several tests and scans on the president's brain. Dr. Dickman stated "Conclusive results show that Mr. Bush suffers from fecal cerebrum syndrome... or ****-for-brains in layman's terms." It seems that anything short of a brain transplant will not improve his condition. -

  10. by   deespoohbear
    House stupidvisor......

    One of our ER docs came up with this one day: positive suitcase sign..for those people who come to the ER with a packed suitcase because they know they are going to be admitted....:roll

    FOSS- full of s*** syndrome....

    One of our nurses had this one: fluff my pillow, bend my straw syndrome. For those patients who are perfectly capable of wiping their own noses/butts...but ask the nursing staff to do it for them...
  11. by   vettech
    "suffering from recto-craniosis" - the person in question has his head up his azz...

    patient has "ATS" - Acute Thespian Syndrome

    This is one we have borrowed from food animal medicine for those patients who are clearly sick but we are unable to even guess at a diagnosis - Patient has ADR "Ain't Doing Right"
  12. by   NurseShell
    OOOO just remembered one
    "he needs a rectal-stick-ectomy"
  13. by   deespoohbear
    DND-damned near dead.....

  14. by   JohnnyGage
    "Lung Monkey" = Respiratory therapist.

    I gotta say, I love "Fecal Register"! :chuckle