A Mother’s Dictionary

AMNESIA: A condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to have sex again.

BOTTLE FEEDING: An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2am also.

DEFENSE: What you’d better have around de yard if you’re going to let de children play outside.

DUMBWAITER: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

FAMILY PLANNING: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when the baby doesn’t appreciate the strained carrots.

GRANDPARENTS: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they’re sure you’re not raising them right.

HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

IMPREGNABLE: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

INDEPENDENT: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

LOOK OUT!: What it’s too late for your child to do by the time you scream it.

PRENATAL: When your life was still somewhat your own.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH: A contradiction in terms.

PUDDLE: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

SHOW OFF: A child who is more talented than yours.

STOREROOM: The distance required between the supermarket aisles so that children in shopping carts can’t quite reach anything.

TEMPER TANTRUMS: What you should keep to a minimum so as to not upset the children.

TOP BUNK: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: When the baby’s face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.

VERBAL: Able to whine in words

WEAKER SEX: The kind you have after the kids have worn you out.

WHODUNIT: None of the kids that live in your house.

WHOOPS: An exclamation that translates roughly into “get a sponge.”

Some more scripts from Medical Charts!

 “unresponsive and in no distress”

 “nonverbal, noncommunicative and offers no complaints”

 “irregular heart failure”

 “The need to maintain dialogue with the family regarding the appropriatenss of limiting futile care to the patient is noted”

 “his Hct is stable but dropping”

 “I don’t want to be incubated again”

 Indication for CXR – “coffee bean emesis”

 “increased worriation”

 “V/Q scan was positive for low probability”

 “pt was apprehended and guarded”

 “pulses are fixed and dilated”

 in asking about code status – “do you want your wife to receive artificial insemination”

 “Findings compatible with ileus. Bladder is still in colon”

 “be sure to check eyes and nose” (Is and Os)

 “unemployed cashier”

 Reason for leaving AMA – “pt wants to live”

 “I had a kiwi on my chest” (keloid)

 “dictated home O2, transcribed homo too”

 “I have hemorrhoids & the Fitzgeralds”

 “that bacterial virus is a doozy”

 “noncompliant smoker”

 “homodynamic compromise”

 “denies any rectal breeding”

 Indication for an EGD (written by a physician) – “stomach hurt, swallow face in the morning, her poop is black & diabetes”

 “spucus”

 “fireballs in the uterus”

 Reason for office visit – “F\U chest rumbles”

 “partial TAH”

 Nursing notes in the ICU – “MD @ bedside attempted to urinate”

 “titrate Tridil to pain”

 Indication for flex sig – “blood when whipping himself”

 “chicken pops”

 “if she wants children, think about recommending birth control pills”

 “polynephritis”

 “holy systolic murmur”

 “pt expired and was dc’d home”

 “Pt has looked cachectic for the past 3 days”

 “She diuresed pretty well. I gave her 40 of Lasix and she put out 2000 liters.”

 “My back has been hurting ever since they gave me that cauterizer.” (Foley catheter)

 discharge dx=nephrolithiasis; discharge instructions=”drink plenty of urine”

 “Her CHF got much better with diaphoresis”

 “She did not lose control of her rectum”

 Plan – “gently dehydrate”

 “allergic to Sulpher”

 “platelets 1889 – dx thrombocytopenia”

 “essentially tremors”

 “nursing home called for pt acting lethargic”

 “microalbumin anemia”

 “pt is 95% blind”

 chief complaint – “bazaar behavior”

 “GERP”

 “depakote shot for pain”

 “albeauty inhaler”

 “I follow him for his paranoia”

 “We will watch her diarrhea closely”

 NH order – “check pulse everyday”

 allergies – “yes”

 “They took a 50 cent piece out of my colon” (hemicolectomy)

 “She has encephalitis of her right leg.”

 “It has been decided to stop Vancomycin IV since we would need a PICC line and the patient, like many people who have PICC lines might pull the line out.”

 “The surgical team was contracted for a cecal mass.”

 “I need a colectomy because I have pollen in my colon.”

 “This is a 981 YO female with a host of medical problems.”

 “The patient is actually a fairly reliable historian.”

 “hyperglycemia toe”

 “brachycardia”

 order – “DC home when strong”

 “pt was given a banana bath”

 “acid peptic disease”

 “The patient is difficult historian. The question is as to what is going on with the patient.”

 “This is a 75 YO type 2 hypertensive”

 Order “Please feed patient only when awake.”

 “Check orthostasis while on the floor”

 “She is to wear STD stockings”

 Order “aspiration prophylaxis”

 Order “PT/OT eval STAT”

 “nonaudible wheezing noted”

 When asked if she had a discharge, the patient said “No, but I have Blue Cross Blue Shield.”

 “Yes, I just met the Infectious Waste doctor.”

 Nurse to doctor: “I just want to let you know that this lady has had decreased urinary intake.” (Doctor aware)

 “He is allergic to wives.”

 “No clubbing, cyanois, or extremities.”

 “Renal insufficiency. IV Lasix was used to perfuse the kidney.”

 order: “Incentive spriometry Q 1 hour until awake.”

 “fibromyalgia rheumatica”

 “Pleasant man lying comfortably in bed. Appears somewhat uncomfortable”

 “Her stomach showed 3+ edema up to the knees.”

 “Will hold glyburide for now because of reverse hypoglycemia.”

 “pneumonia left femur”

 “2-4 packs of whiskey QD”

 “Pt is on clonidine, not”

Clever Eddy! Can you answer before he does?!

A first-grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students.

The teacher asked, “Eddy what is your problem?” Eddy answered, “I’m too smart for the first-grade. My sister is in the third -grade and I’m smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!”

The teacher had had enough.

She took Eddy to the principal’s office.

While Eddy waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was.

The principal told the teacher he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.

The teacher agreed.

Eddy was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: “What is 3 x 3?”
Eddy: “9”.

Principal: “What is 6 x 6?”
Eddy: “36”.

And so it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade should know.

The principal looks at the teacher and tells her, “I think Eddy can go to the third-grade.”

The teacher says to the principal, “Let me ask him some questions?”

The principal and Eddy both agree.

The teacher asks, “What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?”
Eddy, after a moment, “Legs.”

Teacher: “What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?”

The principal wondered, why does she ask such a question!

Eddy replied, “Pockets.”

Teacher: What’s starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?
Eddy: Coconut

The principal’s eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer,

Eddy was taking charge.

Teacher: What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?
Eddy: Bubblegum

Teacher: What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down and a dog do on three legs?

The principal’s eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer.

Eddy: Shake hands

Teacher: Now I will ask some “Who am I” sort of questions, okay?
Eddy: Yep.

Teacher: You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do.
Eddy: Tent

Teacher: A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you’re bored. The best man always has me first.

Principal was looking restless and bit tense.

Eddy: Wedding Ring

Teacher: I come in many sizes. When I’m not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good.
Eddy: Nose

Teacher: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver.
Eddy: Arrow

Teacher: What word starts with an ‘F’ and ends in ‘K’ that means a lot of excitement?
Eddy: Firetruck

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, “Put Eddy in the fifth-grade, I missed the last ten questions myself.”

Marketing Explained!

You see a handsome guy at a party.
You go up to him and say, “I’m fantastic in bed.”

– That’s Direct Marketing.

You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy.
One of your friends goes up to him and pointing at you says,
“She’s fantastic in bed.”

– That’s Advertising.

 You see a handsome guy at a party.
You go up to him and get his telephone number.
The next day you call and say, “Hi, I’m fantastic in bed.”

– That’s Telemarketing.

You’re at a party and see a handsome guy.
You get up and straighten your dress.
You walk up to him and pour him a drink.
You say, “May I,” and reach up to straighten his tie
brushing yourself  slightly against his arm, and then say,
“By the way, I’m fantastic in bed.”

– That’s Public Relations.

You’re at a party and see a handsome guy.
He walks up to you and says,
“I hear you’re fantastic in bed.”

– That’s Brand Recognition.

You’re at a party and see a handsome guy.
You talk him into going home with your friend.

– That’s a Sales Rep.


Your friend can’t satisfy him so he calls you.

– That’s Tech Support.

 You’re on your way to a party when you realize that there
could be handsome men in all these houses you’re passing.
So you climb onto the roof of one situated toward the center
and shout at the top of your lungs, “I’m fantastic in bed!”

– That’s Spam.

 

The Flat Tyre!

Yesterday I had a flat tire on the highway, so I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully got out of the car and opened the trunk.

I took out two cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so life-like you wouldn’t believe it! They are in trench coats, exposing their nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers.

I started to change my tire, and to my surprise, cars started slowing down looking at my life-like men. And of course, traffic started backing up. Everybody was tooting their horns and waving like crazy.

It wasn’t long before an OPP pulled up behind me. He got out of his car and started walking towards me. I could tell he was not a happy camper! “What’s going on here?”

“My car has a flat tire,” I said calmly.

“Well, what the hell are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road?”

I told him, “Hello-o-o-o, those are my emergency flashers.”

Some interesting facts!

‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word typed with only the left hand

And ‘lollipop’ is the longest word typed with your right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing..as do some other body parts to eh??.

The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet.

The words ‘racecar,’

and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’ (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber band last longer when refrigerated.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls

froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill

was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Now you know more than you did before!!

Hotel Signs…….. oh boy!

 

 

In a Tokyo Hotel:  It is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If

you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

 

In another Japanese hotel room:  Please to bathe inside the tub.

 

In a Bucharest hotel lobby:  The lift is being fixed for the next

day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

 

In a Leipzig elevator:  Do not enter the lift backwards, and only

when lit up.

 

In a Belgrade hotel elevator:  To move the cabin, push button for

wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one

should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going

alphabetically by national order.

 

In a Paris hotel elevator:  Please leave your values at the front desk.

 

In a hotel in Athens:  Visitors are expected to complain at the

office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.

 

In a Yugoslavian hotel:  The flattening of underwear with pleasure

is the job of the chambermaid.

 

In a Japanese hotel:  You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

 

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox

monastary:  You are welcome to visit the cemetary where famous Russian

and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except

Thursday.

 

In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:  Not to perambulate the

corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.

 

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:  Our wines leave you nothing

to hope for.

 

On the menu of a Polish hotel:  Salad a firm’s own make; limpid

red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted

duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people’s fashion.

 

In a Hong Kong supermarket:  For your convenience, we recommend

coureous, efficient self-service.

 

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:  Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

 

In a Bangkok dry cleaner’s:  Drop your trousers here for best results.

 

Outside a Paris dress shop:  Dresses for street walking.

 

In a Rhodes tailor shop:  Order your summers suit. Because is big

rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.

 

Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly:  There will be a Moscow Exhibition

af Arts by 15000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These

were executed over the past two years.

 

In an East African newspaper:  A new swimming pool is rapidly taking

shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.

 

In a Vienna hotel:  In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.

 

A sign posted in Germany’s Black Forest:  It is strictly forbidden

on our black forest camping site that people of different sex, for

instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are

married with each other for that purpose.

 

In a Zurich hotel:  Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests

of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby

be used for this purpose.

 

In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:  Teeth extracted by the

latest Methodists.

 

A translated sentence from a Russian chess book:  A lot of water

has been passed under the bridge since this variation has been played.

 

In a Rome laundry:  Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the

afternoon having a good time.

 

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:  Take one of our horse-driven

city tours — we guarantee no miscarriages.

 

Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:  Would you like to ride

on your own ass?

 

On the faucet in a Finnish washroom:  To stop the drip, turn cock

to right.

 

In the window of a Swedish furrier:  Fur coats made for ladies from

their own skin.

 

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong:  Guaranteed to

work throughout its useful life.

 

Detour sign in Kyushi, Japan:  Stop: Drive Sideways.

 

In a Swiss mountain inn:  Special today — no ice cream.

 

In a Bangkok temple:  It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner

if dressed as a man.

 

In a Tokyo bar:  Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

 

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:  We take your bags and send

them in all directions.

 

On the door of a Moscow hotel room:  If this is your first visit

to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

 

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:  Ladies are requested not to have

children in the bar.

 

At a Budapest zoo:  Please do not feed the animals. If you have

any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

 

In the office of a Roman doctor:  Specialist in women and other

diseases.

 

In an Acapulco hotel:  The manager has personally passed all the

water served here.

 

In a Tokyo shop:  Our nylons cost more than common, but you’ll find

they are best in the long run.

 

From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air

conditioner:  Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm

in your room, please control yourself.

 

From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:  When passenger of

foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at

first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with

vigor.

 

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:

– English well talking.

– Here speeching American.