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Medical Slang: Bury the Hatchet, Freud Squad and Hasselhoff!

Wikipedia has a great list of terms of medical slang. I just wanted to highlight a few of these to make you laugh…

  • Bury the Hatchet – accidentally leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient
  • Freud Squad – the psychiatry department
  • Hasselhoff – a term for any patient who shows up in the emergency room with an injury for which there is a bizarre explanation.
  • TEETH – tried everything else, try homeopathy
  • UBI – “Unexplained Beer Injury”

Do you know more?

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  1. A couple of Australian ones:

    FLK: Funny Lookin’ Kid (a particular kind of weird facial proportion)

    BND: Bloody Near Dead

    February 11, 2009
  2. Ishkabibble #

    And from a kiwi: TF BUNDY: Totally f-cked but not dead yet

    February 12, 2009
  3. Cayla Gilmore #

    hey! thanks for ur guyses help!! u really saved me an F on my project! i would like to become a heart surgeon and its cool to know the humor language!!! thankyou again!

    May 13, 2009

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