Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:43 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient is burying the hatchet. I've counted a few swabs and forceps in my day. And that was just from looking at post op xrays!


Got it in one. But then again, you are a medical professional. :)
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:31 am

I've never actually heard anyone say that in a hospital. When I worked in emergency they had some good acronyms. I have a hard enough time understanding plain english on a good day.

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:42 am

Have you actually seen Prometheus? I'm not sure if you would have said that if that was the case.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:48 am

:D But, but... No haven't seen. The trailer looks so good! I suspect I like your avatar for different reasons than you.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:33 am

Sister Jennifer wrote::D But, but... No haven't seen. The trailer looks so good! I suspect I like your avatar for different reasons than you.


Let's just say that David (the android whom I have taken as an avatar) is...amoral, at best.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:53 pm

Why do i get the feeling Del's list has been cleaned up a bit? :lol: I could think of a few alternatives ;)
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Will of Lancre » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:33 pm

On the subject of acronymns, here are some I found online (many of which I had heard before (revealing many medics' prejudices, it has to be said... :roll: ).

GOK: God only knows.
PRATFO: patient reassured and told to f*** off.
GPO: Good for Parts Only
NFN: Normal For Norfolk
GROLIES: Guardian Reader Of Low Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt
TEETH: Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy
LOBNH: Lights On But Nobody Home
FLK: Funny Looking Kid
OAP: Over-Anxious Parent

and I particularly like this one (which may be a one-off, never heard it before):

DOB : Delusions of bunnies

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:15 am

I dunno whether it is because I associated it with Dragonball Z Abridged before I found the source, but I always found "Bored now" to be hilarious. Even in the source material, which is an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where a certain character says it just before using magic to skin someone alive.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:06 am

Slightly off the subject of medical acronyms. I know someone who worked in a care home for the elderly where the staff used to hold a weekly death pool, betting on which of the residents would die and on which day. :? Apparently it's a common pastime in such places.


Also, when I was in hospital once, I was looking at a sign that said "Psychotherapist" and realised with a bit of careful editing it could read 'Psycho the rapist'. :lol:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:34 pm

:lol:

Dead pools for celebrities are real and have been around ages. Hence the Clint Eastwood film :lol:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby raisindot » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:39 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Also, when I was in hospital once, I was looking at a sign that said "Psychotherapist" and realised with a bit of careful editing it could read 'Psycho the rapist'. :lol:


I'd call that truth in advertising. :shock:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:46 pm

From Twitter:

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Don't know about you, but we've just started our day by talking to the Federation of Right-to-die-Societies in Zurich.

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:47 pm

:lol:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:50 pm

Also from Twitter:

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Was going make my second trip down to the surface to get tech support for my iPhone, but now that Steve is here...
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:51 pm

OMG. Again, :lol:
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