There's a brief story in The Guardian this week about NHS staff being told off for using "dehumanising and trivialising" language about their pateients. Expressions like "frequent flyer" and "dement" have come in for criticism. The full article can be found here.
And if you want to see some more medical slang and jargon, try here. It's not for the easily shocked, especially not "bobbing for apples".
ENA1 - Language & Representation
Friday, October 06, 2006
Getting the Word Out 2022
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