Fwd: Medical slang

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 24 23:51:41 UTC 2008

At 7:17 PM -0400 9/24/08, James Harbeck wrote:
>>From BBC News:
>Doctor slang is a dying art
>The inventive language created by doctors the world over to insult
>their patients-or each other-is in danger of becoming extinct.

well, we know why some of them are dying out, e.g.

>GLM: Good-Looking Mum

--Gresham's law again, where relatively innocent acronyms are pushed
out by their grosser competitors.


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