n.— «If that doesn’t control their pain, we (perhaps uncharitably) say they “failed two rounds.” When admitting such a “sickler,” we have to decide whether to send them to “Gens,” the general medicine service, or “Honk,” the hematology-oncology service. (People with heart problems, of course, go to “Cards.”)» —“Doctors’ Lingo That Leaves You Speechless” by Jenny Blair Hartford Courant (Connecticut) May 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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