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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mask or mouthpiece

I asked the 80 Year Old retired philosophy teacher patient if he wanted to take his breathing treatment with a mouthpiece or a mask.

He said, "Mouthpiece. I can use the mask to rob banks."

"That's a good business," I said.

He said, "I live a block from a bank, and the tunnel is halfway there."

Word of the day: Colloquial: Conversational, common, casual, idiomatic, dialectical, vernacular; appropriate to, used in, or characteristic of spoken language or of writing that is used to create the effect of conversation; characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation.

Hospital workers use hospital abbreviations as though they were colloquial.

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