Hospital slang

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Sat Nov 27 09:30:11 UTC 1999

     See Jerry Dunn's IDIOM SAVANT (1997), "Medical Workers," pages 3-16.
Almost none of IDIOM's terms are duplicates with Gareth's posting!
     The following acronyms have been circluating on the web (see
since 8-9-99, supposedly from the book WHY FIRE ENGINES ARE RED:

MUH--messed up heart
PBS--pretty bad shape
PCL--pre-code looking
HIBGIA--had it before, got it again
CCFCCP--coo coo for Cocoa Puffs
CATS--cut all to shit
FDGB--fall down, go boom
TBC--total body crunch
     The following are "dead" synonyms:
ART--assuming room temperature
CC--cancel Christmas
CTD--circling the drain
DRT--dead right there
NLPR--no long playing records

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