I just love the gallows humour of hospitals. Having spent a lot of time in the chemo ward with my partner, there are precious few belly laughs to be had.
My ex-wife once wrote on a social work report "The father presented as a TGB" (Thieving Gypsy Bastard)
We should work with these guys to maintain the humourous acronym. Any other examples?
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I was told the larger patients are sometimes designated as being a DTS, danger to shipping.
But being a Norfolk boy, NFN will always be my favourite. In a previous life as a scientist, I named a fungus NFN which I had mutated to within an inch of its existence. And it still looked more human than some of the residents of places like Stalham, Reedham and South Walsham.
Here's a few from my experience:
Diagnosis; FIIK. (F*cked if I know.Sometimes seen as NAFC).
NTSB: Nice tits, small brain.
STI - Supra-tentorial insufficiency i.e. no brain.
My favourite - Widdy - 'why isn't s/he dead yet?'
Oh, and if you see 'IBS' on your notes, it isn't 'irritable bowel syndrome' it's 'inbred shit-head'.
CF BUNDY - completely f*cked but unfortunately not dead yet.
What?!! No wonder that the treatment I've had all these years hasn't cured my IBS!
IBS of both varieties is pretty much incurable, but I'm sure your's is the nice but uncomfortable type.
Another nice one is POST - person of sizeable tonnage.
Wasn't an IBS the leader of the Tory party at one time?
No, but he caused it in a great many people.
PUB - Pissed Up Bastard
Not strictly an acronym, but where I work homeopathy patients are called 'mueslis' because they're all fruits, nuts and flakes.
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