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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2011, 03:39:16 PM »
I still think Tularemia is cute. :P Maybe if we get a pet rabbit.

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2011, 05:09:00 PM »
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.  Love the sound of that, although you don't want it as it's the new name for Pseudomonas. 

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2012, 02:06:26 PM »
My sister (an oncology RN) always gets amused at Melania Trump. I didn't get it until she explained that "melana" is a med term for bloody stool.

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2012, 07:37:16 PM »
Golden staph (staphylococcus aureus). So ... shiny.


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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2012, 11:17:07 PM »
One of my son's meds is Tacrolimus.  Somehow it sounds to me like some kind of lovely, leafy houseplant.
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2012, 12:33:35 PM »
Candida. It took me ages to work out that it wasn't something sweet  :-[
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2012, 03:27:16 PM »
Another of my favorite transcription words:  Choledocholithiasis.  In other words, stones in the biliary tree.  I've had it, and it's painful, plus I turned yellow.  But for some reason I like typing it.  I know, I'm strange.   ;D

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2012, 03:32:11 PM »
I always thought chlamdyia was a flower  :-[
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2012, 11:33:23 AM »
Candida. It took me ages to work out that it wasn't something sweet  :-[

Actually, in a play by George Bernard Shaw, the name of the female lead character is Candida. 

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »
Candida. It took me ages to work out that it wasn't something sweet  :-[

More yeasty than sweet I think...

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2012, 11:19:13 AM »
Actually, in the play, Candida is more candid than sweet.  I sincerely doubt that GBS knew the medical sense of the term.

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2012, 09:25:28 PM »
Golden staph (staphylococcus aureus). So ... shiny.


The Cinderella effect is actually pretty sad stuff.

Staphylocoque dorée in french, I quite like it too as a name - the golden part makes me think of a special and rare pokemon.