February 19th, 2009

waas sappening

medical terminology

man, i just learned how you say "pap smear" in spanish:
PAPANICOLAO!

i felt like a dummy for not knowing but then again, it's not like your parents sit at home with you teaching you medical terminology when they teach you spanish! i work in a medical office for a breast cancer surgeon and the patient wanted to know if she would also get a pap smear in addition to a breast exam. she kept repeating it to me and i was trying not to laugh while saying, "que? no entiendo que es eso!" derr!

it's such a funny word, i keep repeating it to myself and laughing. it sounds almost as funny as diarrhea!
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