medical malapropism: "in lieu of" for "in light of"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 10 02:18:54 UTC 2010

from my sister, a medical transcriptionist/editor:

Now, would SOMEONE please tell a couple of my doctors that "in lieu of" is
> NOT a fancy way of saying, "in light of"???? ARGHHHH!!!!!!!! A plague on all
> those fancy-mouthed bastards. :D

m a m

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