Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Don't They Call This "Incest"?

From the hospitalist-dictated H & P of a guy in his 30's :
He is married with 2 children in a monogamous heterosexual relationship.
Alternate post title: "A Comma! A Comma! My Kingdom for a Comma!"

15 Comments:

At Wed Dec 12, 07:13:00 AM, Blogger MedStudentGod (MSG) said...

Ewww...And bigamy.

 
At Wed Dec 12, 12:48:00 PM, Blogger Sid Schwab said...

Given the presumed age of the kids, they probably don't have a lot of other partner options, so their monogamy isn't all that praiseworthy.

 
At Wed Dec 12, 12:50:00 PM, Blogger fh said...

*snort*

 
At Wed Dec 12, 02:45:00 PM, Blogger liveptero42 said...

It's not incest because he's married with 2 children, but not necessarily with HIS 2 children.

Take that Grammar Nazi.

Though it can't be monogamous with 2 of them.

 
At Wed Dec 12, 03:25:00 PM, Blogger Candace said...

Even better.......maybe the two children are the ones in the monogamous relationship.

This reminds me of a question on my peds boards.

 
At Wed Dec 12, 08:00:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

I was reading it as the children being in the monogamous relationship. (One is married to someone, not with them.) What's even funnier is that the guy has two daughters, so it really doesn't work.

 
At Thu Dec 13, 02:39:00 AM, Blogger Elaine said...

I certainly read it as the two children being in a monogamous (ie incestuous) relationship, and this post really cheered me up.

I too chase out commas and apostrophes misused or missing.

What a bore I am.

 
At Thu Dec 13, 09:45:00 AM, Blogger Lynn Price said...

"A Comma! A Comma! My Kingdom for a Comma!"

Here, sweetie, take one of mine. I have plenty.

 
At Thu Dec 13, 03:09:00 PM, Blogger The Tundra PA said...

What brings out my Grammar Nazi tendencies even more than comma errors is the misuse of quotation marks. I want to grab the Cranky Professor's Red Pen of Death and start slashing.

 
At Thu Dec 13, 04:31:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

[running in terror from the Cranky Red Slashing Pen of Death]

Sorry about that. Although I gather the gratuitous use of Capital Letters for Emphasis doesn't bother you.

 
At Fri Dec 14, 01:36:00 AM, Blogger The Tundra PA said...

Hey! It was the Cranky Prof herself who named it the Red Pen of Death. I imagine she wields it deftly.

 
At Fri Dec 14, 06:18:00 AM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

TPA: I thought you were referring to the quotation marks around the word Incest in the title, which were used for emphasis. Because most words in a title are capitalized anyway, using Capitals for Emphasis doesn't Work; and I was teasing you for not being Bothered by Those. I do agree that CrankyProf is likely a true master of the RPoD.

 
At Fri Dec 14, 08:07:00 AM, Blogger Gravity said...

There was a guy running for local office here a couple of years ago who billed himself in his radio ads as "husband and father to 7 children".

 
At Fri Dec 14, 12:45:00 PM, Blogger The Tundra PA said...

Oh! No, not at all; I hadn't even registered the quotes on Incest. The ones that get me are the (usually) handmade signs in store windows that say things like Come In Today for Your "Free" Ear Piercing or some such. I do like the recent internet evolution of using asterisks around a word for emphasis.

Jeez, that word verification is ponderous--8 letters, and it always makes me do it twice (whine).

 
At Fri Dec 14, 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Candace said...

Evolving: the letter/number combo.

w00t

 

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