Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just For The Record

It's cardioversion.

Not "cardio aversion." (Srsly, lolwhut?)

Not "cardio eversion." That's what they did in Central America to ensure the rains would arrive on time. They don't do that any more. Don't let the sharp blades fool ya: it's not actually a medical procedure.

I guess this should be a Linguistic Patrol post but I was aghast people could be so far off and so unaware.


Ritchie said...


Roberta X said...

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The Old Man said...

Had one three years ago to kill the a-fib. Kept the rhythm righteous. Mom'll do fine, no sweat.

Stranger said...

Had my fifth a couple of years ago. Atrial fibrillation, the side effect of a highly advertised analgesic that should come in a black box with a skull and crossbones.

Nuttin' to it. One minute you are cracking jokes with the doc, and the next you are back in your room. An hour later you could be back at work. Stranger

Comrade Misfit said...

Would "cardio aversion" be a fear of aerobic exercise?

Will Brown said...

Cardioversion: a contraction of the term cardiac electro-conversion (if I'm recalling my 1980ish EMT classes correctly).