Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh no! Not BOTH!

I found this entry, presumably from the Department of Redundancy Department, in a hospital note this morning.

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25 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

That started my day off right, Thanks.

Officer Cynical said...

That's nothing. I once had a guy that peed, urinated AND micturated in the back seat of my squad car. Boy, was I pissed!

Class factotum said...

And the Department of Bad Grammar Department?

Unless patient was laying stool instead of tile.

Sassy said...

Either that or he owes someone a new barstool?

Packer said...

You say you found the entry---were you looking for it---and why exactly were you looking for it ?

Get help.

Mari-Ann said...

Sounds like a law firm, doesn't it? Stool and Feces, attorneys at law.

Ole Phat Stu said...

What was he laying? Hard boiled eggs?

O.P.S.

BTW word verification is 'cotocu' ;-)

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"Laying in" meaning "storing for future use?"

Axl Rose said...

hehe...feces...

As a side note, it's faeces, not feces. Also, I was very distraught to learn that you all spell moustache without
the u. Very disturbing...very disturbing indeed.

Anonymous said...

"So good, they had to name it twice!"

@Axl: technically, shouldn't it really be written with the "ash" character, thus: "fæces?"

Albinoblackbear said...

I am glad the grammar police are out.

I could hear my mother (English teacher) in my head, "hens lay, people lie".

=)

Bilge said...

There must have been a lot of s**t involved, since one word was apparently insufficient to describe the situation.

Sarah Glenn said...

Perhaps it was a broken stepstool?
:)

donna said...

Actually both are correct spelling for feces. Other spelling could be the old english way.
I wonder if dude fell off his stool and then soiled himself? LOL I get the redundant part of it.

Anonymous said...

off topic - the patient who told you the world would end on sat probably was referring to wecanknow.com :p

Not House said...

Not stool AND feces!

Anonymous said...

i am presuming the language is a reference to texture, describing both a liquid an a solid component.

Mrs A said...

Hehe, Mary Anne good one, a law firm like all the others! I'm on the "faeces" side of the fence its just crap spelt the other way ! Sorry..

Loren Pechtel said...

What's the problem? The guy was sitting on a stool that collapsed. The shock of this was enough that he had an involuntary bowel movement and he was injured enough that he couldn't move out of the mess.

C said...

I was really bored waiting at the vet's last week, so I read everything in the exam room including...the pictoral guide to dog stools- they were rated 1 to 5, runny to tough, and they had photos. (Sad thing is that a few years ago my dog had diarrhea and I would have rated it a minus 1... they told me to get a sample and I said "I can't," which they did understand until they saw it..one would have needed a shop vac, not a little jar.

Renee' said...

@Albinoblackbear: I heard the same type of thing in my head - my English teacher drilling into our heads that "Chickens lay eggs! PEOPLE lie down." lol

Jess said...

Twin beds?

Anonymous said...

@C....I am a vet assistant and I usually resort to asking people to describe their dog's stool in terms of food...is it like soft-serve ice cream, pudding, cool-wip....

Amber said...

Oh good, glad to see I'm not the only grammar nut who cringed at the laying/lying foul!

Anonymous said...

At least it didn't say "lying in his own stool and feces". I'm always amazed when someone says in horror, "She was found lying in her own feces!" Seems to me that would be much preferable to lying in someone else's!

 
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