Sometimes, when besieged with panic, medical students can say the funniest things and often times, because of a lack of language proficiency, sentences can be constructed in the weirdest manner.
Take for instance, sentences like these:
1. Pakcik, tolong turn sini (while examining the abdomen)
2. Makcik, tolong cough, cough, cough… (asking a woman to cough while examining the respiratory system)
3. Pakcik, saya mahu cucuk you di bawah sana (uttered by a doctor wanting to insert a continuous bladder drainage catheter)
4. Pakcik kita mahu buat lubang sini (uttered by a doctor before inserting a chest tube)
But this one, which I got from my Facebook page, probably takes the cake:
“Aunty pandai hisap tak?’ would translate into:
“Aunty, are you good at sucking?” !!!
And that, by any standards, would sound very wrong! LOL!
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