Why cant we use these abreviations?

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by 1stgulfmac, Sep 27, 2008.

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    CTD - Circling the Drain (A patient expected to die soon)
    GLM - Good looking Mum
    GPO - Good for Parts Only
    TEETH - Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy
    UBI - Unexplained Beer Injury[/align]

    All from this link: bbc linky thing

    My favourite; GROLIES (Guardian Reader Of Low Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt). Not the usual grolies from military use!
  2. An MO I went skiing with told me of TUBE - Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination. Make me chuckle!
  3. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    SW inj: So what injury!
  4. NFG - Normal for Gosport
  5. love that one n so very very true
  6. mwl946

    mwl946 LE Good Egg (charities)

    ATL - love that one!

    only applicable to scots tho
  7. T F Bundy Totaly f*cked but unfortunately not dead yet
  8. PAFO
    P!ssed And Fell Over.
  9. Prescribed ADT - any damn thing.
  10. WOFTAM Waste of fucking time and money often seen on A&E notes in the old pre-PC days!
  11. Not an abbreviation, but a term used by psych nurses just sprung to mind:

    "Neuroleptic deficiency syndrome."
  12. STAFA used to be pencilled on the top of recruits medical notes if they were of the whinging type.

    It stood for Softer Than A Fcuking Airman
  13. I'm currently reading Ben Elton's "The First Casualty".

    In the book, he refers to a "NYDN centre", saying it is/was a Royal Army Medical Corps acromym, and that the Army didn't like the term "shell shock".

    I am wondering if the acronym "NYDN" for "Not Yet Diagnosed - Nervous" is fictitious?

    EDIT: A Google search seems to indicate it is an authentic acronym.
  14. wot about FUBAR! f##cked up beyond all repair.