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Buttercup
2012-Jan-03, 08:57 PM
This doctor is numbering items: "#1, #2, #2, #5 ..."

:lol:

Okay, in all fairness English isn't his original language.

Noclevername
2012-Jan-03, 09:07 PM
What doctor would that be, and in what context?

Buttercup
2012-Jan-03, 09:11 PM
What doctor would that be, and in what context?

I can't say who (confidentiality).

In the context of a medication list.

NEOWatcher
2012-Jan-03, 09:17 PM
This doctor is numbering items: "#1, #2, #2, #5 ..."
Ok; you said medication list, but is it some kind of ranking or something else?

If it were ""#1, #2, #2, #2, #5 ..." it might make sense if it were rankings with some being of equal benefit.


Okay, in all fairness English isn't his original language.
So what language could treat numbers that way? ;)

Buttercup
2012-Jan-03, 09:21 PM
It's not ranking.

He meant to list 5 medications, from #1 to #5.

NEOWatcher
2012-Jan-03, 09:24 PM
It's not ranking.
He meant to list 5 medications, from #1 to #5.
Is he missing any fingers to count with? :whistle:

Buttercup
2012-Jan-03, 09:26 PM
Is he missing any fingers to count with? :whistle:

Lol!!

Don't know. He's in Florida, I'm in the desert SW. :)

Maybe he had too much "bubbly" over the New Year holiday?? ;)

Hal37214
2012-Jan-03, 09:30 PM
One... Two... FIVE!!!
Three, sir.
THREE!!!

SeanF
2012-Jan-03, 10:46 PM
I can't say who (confidentiality).

In the context of a medication list.
Well, that's a relief. I was afraid he might've been counting something to make sure you have as many as you're supposed to have...

John Mendenhall
2012-Jan-04, 01:41 AM
Obviously related to my business partner, Donna. When she does it, she calls it 'Flea market math.' Say, this doctor wasn't set up in an outside booth, was he?

danscope
2012-Jan-04, 04:03 AM
" That doesn't inspire confidence. " ---- a Monty Python Sketch

DonM435
2012-Jan-04, 04:14 AM
The gal in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum says "Three and five: I always get those confused" or something similar. Just like King Arthur.

Celestial Mechanic
2012-Jan-04, 06:10 AM
Also from Monty Python (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, to be exact):

"Five is right out!"

solitonmanny
2012-Jan-04, 12:24 PM
Greetings,

Invalid sequence.

Best wishes

Manny
The Newbie

danscope
2012-Jan-04, 02:40 PM
" Bringeth forth the holy handgrenade of Antioch" . Let someone else throw it though.

Buttercup
2012-Jan-04, 02:46 PM
Well I guess there's hope for me. If this guy could become a medical doctor, maybe I can become a professional astronomer after all! :p

mfumbesi
2012-Jan-05, 10:18 AM
Well I guess there's hope for me. If this guy could become a medical doctor, maybe I can become a professional astronomer after all! :p
Yes You Can, Yes You Can.:D

swampyankee
2012-Jan-05, 10:58 AM
Lol!!

Don't know. He's in Florida, I'm in the desert SW. :)

Maybe he had too much "bubbly" over the New Year holiday?? ;)

And we keep complaining about US education....

Could it be, at least partly, a transcription problem? A few doctors I've known have had rather poor handwriting.

Ivan Viehoff
2012-Jan-05, 12:16 PM
I regularly produce mis-numbered lists. What generally happens is I start writing it, number it correctly, then divide some of the items into two, add some extra ones, move them around, having partially renumbered a few times at intermediate points, and then fail to fully renumber it following the later adjustments.

Buttercup
2012-Jan-05, 12:44 PM
And we keep complaining about US education....

Could it be, at least partly, a transcription problem? A few doctors I've known have had rather poor handwriting.

It's verbal dictation. :) Digitally recorded.

Solfe
2012-Jan-05, 01:26 PM
Doctor Who does something like that when he lists items which is always a riot when someone acknowledges it.

The idea is he orders lists like this:

First. ...
Two. ...
C. ...
Three... er four. Or D. Confusion sets in here and the list ends.