Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Misplaced Emphasis

…oh good…that old ‘the forest for the trees’ nonsense…

“The artery of Adamkiewicz.”

“The what?”

“The artery of Adamkiewicz.”

“The what?” The attending’s great white eyebrow hovers precariously close to his ivory widow’s peak.

“The artery of…well, it looks like the artery of Adamkiewicz. I’m sorry…what is it actually?

“Oh, you’re correct, but you are putting the emphasis on the incorrect syllable in ‘Adamkiewicz.’ It’s a crying shame this new generation of students cannot pronounce the names of our medical forefathers. A real travesty, to be sure.”

To be sure, I will wait to place the correct emphasis on my sigh till I am safe at home.

2 comments on “Misplaced Emphasis

  1. Beth Routledge
    July 12, 2012

    Disgraceful! [/sarcasm]

    A few weeks ago, I had a consultant tell me that it was a crying shame that medical students didn’t speak Latin anymore. I do speak Latin. He doesn’t, apparently — the word he was tutting over is Greek!

    • mullberrywhine
      July 12, 2012

      I know, I’m so ashamed. 😉
      If I knew Latin (alas, I do not) I would write something witty in it here. Instead, I’ll wish you a fabulous day in good old modern english. Emphasis on the ‘fabulous.’

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