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Old 03-29-2014, 03:41 PM   #381
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Are you kidding? I can't even read that slowly one time through! Does the doctor graduate with that degree even if he can't pronounce it?
That's why it's abbreviated ENT.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:32 PM   #382
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say this one fast three times:

otorhinolaryngology:
(medicine) The study of diseases of the ear, nose and throat.
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Oto-rhino-laryng-ology. Look for the base words and it's a bit easier. Still would take practice to get it to roll off the tongue but at least it becomes doable.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:34 AM   #383
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Some lucky girl got her Dad's teaching gene . . .
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #384
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Oto-rhino-laryng-ology. Look for the base words and it's a bit easier. Still would take practice to get it to roll off the tongue but at least it becomes doable.
It was a good thing I had 4 years of nursing school...took me that long to spell and pronounce "sphygmomanometer".
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #385
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eat crow:
(chiefly US, idiomatic) To recognize that one has been shown to be
mistaken or outdone, especially by admitting that one has made a
humiliating error.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #386
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Some lucky girl got her Dad's teaching gene . . .
It helps that dad and various science teachers along the way taught me tricks for reading long words. It's actually easier with science jargon than with other long words because they are mostly compound words. Other words that are just long are much more difficult (for me at least).
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wry:
1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body).
2. Dryly humorous; sardonic or ironic.
3. Twisted, bent, crooked.
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jape:
(intransitive) To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.
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prosopagnosia:
A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face
recognition despite intact low-level visual processing.
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prosopagnosia:
A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face
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I have a friend with this. She spent years hiding it because she was affraid people would be offended that she doesn't recognise most people until they speak. Fortunately when she finally told everyone people were very supportive and told her to stop worrying about something she couldn't control.
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