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Friday Fun Facts – Medical Slang

Ah, the hospital. A magical place where doctors and nurses cure disease, perform complex surgeries, and from the looks of this website, use thinly veiled acronyms and slang to insult your absurd ineptitude. I’ll give you a few examples here, but you really have to check out the website to get the full experience. A lot of these would really make some good band names too.

Brothel Sprouts = Genital warts             Chocolate Hostage = Constipation

Digging for Worms = Varicose vein surgery      DUB = Damn ugly baby

Eiffel Syndrome (from “I fell” on it) = Foreign object in rectum

FLK w/ GLM = Funny looking kid with good looking mom      

FURB = Funny, unusual rectal blockage

Golden Ass = Affluent mother who treats nurses like servants

Hamburger = Train vs. pedestrian      Hole-in-one = Gunshot wound through mouth or rectum

Stream Team = Urology department       Urban Outdoorsman = Homeless person

Angel Lust = Male corpse with erection (apparently not uncommon)

Bugs in the Rug = Pubic lice         Acute Lead Poisoning = Gunshot wound

Bury the Hatchet = Leave a surgical instrument inside a patient       

Banana = Patient with jaundice

Well that about does it for me……..Here’s a good Friday Blong. Ugly Duckling – Slow the Flow.

  1. Berta
    July 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I must admit….In all my years of working in a hospital, I have only heard of 3 of these sayings (Stream Team, Hamburger, and Bugs in the Rug). I am definately going to have to pull some of these out and see if anyone knows what I am saying!!! My personal favorites…The Urban Outdoorsman and Chocolate Hostage…Love it!!!

    • July 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      You spelled definitely wrong….but I’m glad you enjoyed it B.

  2. Ryan M
    August 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite is chocoloate hostage… I will strive to use this term in daily conversations.

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