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#15284 - 01/14/01 03:16 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Fr Steve offered this: Did you hear about the airline stewardess who backed into a moving airplane propeller? Disaster.

I had to read that twice to get the joke, not expecting such earthiness from a man of the cloth!<jk> I was also distracted by the resemblance the joke had to an incident in my grandfather's life. Once, as a guard on a train, he had to clean the wheels of what was left after a man's dhoti got caught in them as the train pulled out of the station. Some hours later, the offer of mince for dinner caused my grandfather to bushusuru.



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There are over 400 synonymns for bushusuru listed at http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/mitcharf/harfvomitng.html



#15286 - 01/14/01 03:46 PM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Heard that one as "the butcher's wife who at on the bacon slicer"
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It was my understanding that she was not fast enough, and got a little behind in her work.


#15287 - 01/14/01 04:04 PM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Says CK, It's not a malapropism, it's a malaturbinism ...
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Oh, silly me! I thought that referred to ill-fitting cloth headgear. And a gas turbine was what you had when vaporous emissions hit the fan instead of solid excreta.

Now, back to the doctor's original thread: Last night I had three dinner guests, two women and one man. We began discussing spinal injuries. I asked the man if he'd ever had any trouble in his cervical area, and he demurred, insisting that he didn't have one of those! Oh, well, he was a softwear engineer - what would he know! ;-)


#15288 - 01/15/01 01:29 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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a gas turbine

Harking back to the opening question:
Re: if another type of engine got sick, it would
be a maladynamo.


#15289 - 01/15/01 04:06 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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be a maladynamo
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I wouldn't know; I'm maladept, maladroit, and malodorous from trying to make a gas turbine. Holding a pinwheel between my knees is exhausting, but, then, making it go around is "exhausting," too.

Does this bear any resemblance to the two winos from here (Portland, Oregon) named Walt Curtis and Gus VanSant who wrote and produced the cult classic movie, Mala Noche?


#15290 - 01/15/01 06:16 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Oh, well, he was a softwear engineer - what would he know! ;-)

From what you say, if he is fairly junior that would either make him an under softwear engineer or a soft underwear engineer. Now that's really sick!



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#15291 - 01/19/01 12:11 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Not really a malapropism, but humerus (sic *s*) nonetheless. Doctor, having to resort to accessing the femoral artery to draw blood, "Just relax, you'll feel a small prick in your groin."


#15292 - 01/19/01 12:16 AM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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And while I'm here...

Again, not a malaproprism, but one thing that always gets me - patient tautologies. My favourites are a coronary heart attack and a brain stroke.


#15293 - 01/19/01 03:01 PM Re: Medical malapropisms  
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Ancient, but perhaps worth a small grin, the bimbo who told her friends the dermatologist had "ultraviolated" her.


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