Medical Terminology Play on Words
Sandy has seen a lot of doctors this last year, and as I’ve tagged along, I have learned a lot of medical terminology. I’m sure many of you, as you’ve had medical issues, have learned some interesting terminology, as well. It’s a strange language, isn’t it, because doctors have their own jargon.
For example, what do these terms really mean?
* Barium – isn’t that what they do to dead people?
* Benign – isn’t that what you wanted when you were eight?
* Carpal – someone with whom you drive to school or work.
* Cauterize – that’s what the guy did before winking at the girl.
* Chiropractor – an Egyptian doctor.
* Dilate – to live long.
* Elixir – what a dog does to his owner when she gives him a bone.
* Intubate – what a fisherman is into.
* Nitrate – what the phone company charges after 5 p.m.
* Varicose – nearby.
* Vitamin – what you do when friends stop to visit.
(“Strange World,” Campus Life, Vol. 53, no. 7; www.Preaching Today.com)
From a sermon by C. Philip Green, Anticipating Advent -- Part II, 12/4/2009
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