Thursday, January 31, 2019

Grammar

Seen in a veterinary orthopedic course brochure:




Thank you, Webhill!

15 comments:

Christine said...

I assume that this is supposed to be referring to some sort of cruiciate ligament injury, but when I see CrCL I only see creatinine clearance... #pharmacistlife

Anonymous said...

A fine example of a function that shouldn't be outsourced.

Officer Cynical said...

Smoke good. Fire bad.

Anonymous said...

Must have been written by someone who doesn't have English as their first language.

Anonymous said...

Was it written in another language first and then translated?

Packer said...

Aside from the stilted language what am I supposed to be seeing here? I kneed to know, don’t horse me around.

Stacey Gordon said...

All of the product descriptions on Amazon.com are a lesson in bad Mandarin to Engrish translations.

Macha said...

What language will this course be taught in?

Anonymous said...

Whenever I see CrCl, I think kidneys, not knees nor knock knees. RPh

Anonymous said...

Whatever it is, it sounds painful.

John Woolman said...

The Merck Veterinary Manual - It should be on the bookshelf of every (human) health care professional who owns a dog or who is owned by a cat...

Anonymous said...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament. Although it is called that, I'm not sure I've seen it abbreviated like that before. More typically if it's abbreviated "CCL" or "ACL" for "Anterior Cruciate Ligament".

And wow... I'd have a lot of trouble convincing myself to sign up for a course where I have to use grammatical extrapolation just to figure out the advertising.

Anonymous said...

It's a veterinary surgical version of snake oil? If they had enough money to bring a new product through governmental approval, you'd think they could at least pay a native English speaker to proof-read their ad copy. Or did they use all their budget for bribes?

Animals don't have an anterior aspect - they use cranial and caudal (toward head or tail), and dorsal or ventral (toward spine or abdomen)

Thoryke said...

I understand that the course _wants_ to focus on certain things, but what if something else suddenly becomes more interesting? If outside circumstances intervene? Or the teacher just walks away in despair?

vegakitty said...

Spent 25 years as a medical transcriptionist. Heard dictations that sounded just like this. Some of the worst dictating providers I ever transcribed were from native English speakers, believe it or not.

 
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