Friday, November 14, 2008

I need the weekend, stat.

Have you ever realized that you do something simply because you saw it on TV?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Yeah well I learned that I have started incorporating TV lingo into my everyday speak. On Wednesday I was talking online to my friend and I typed "I need to go on vacation, stat." She then replied "Stat? What is that?" She really had no idea what the word stat meant and I actually had to look it up and post the definition, which is:

Medical term used to imply urgent or rush. It may appear in lower case letters as stat or in capital letters as STAT, as in "Treatment may include STAT surgery." The term is derived from the Latin word "statim" which means immediately.



I then asked my coworkers if they ever heard anyone say "stat" in conversation and they both said "well only you and medical shows." And that's when it hit me. I've started talking like a doctor, haha. I've already established that I'm no Doc and actually have quite the opposite effect, but that doesn't mean I don't talk like one. Apparently all my years of watching episodes of Grey's, E.R. and SVU are rubbing off without me even noticing.

I wonder if I'll start saying 'legendary' or 'fetch' next? Haha.

So does anyone else say 'stat' or some other random word they picked up from TV or a movie without noticing? Or is it just me? haha.




happy weekend!

26 comments:

Maxie said...

I seriously used to use stat all the time-- I even looked up its origin... I guess it's is short for something in latin? I can't remember and I'm too lazy to look it up again.

and yes... lets totally bring fetch back!

what about rufus? from never been kissed! that too. lol

Lily said...

How about adding "Mc" to people's names, nicknames, or anything like McDreamy? My crew definitely did that!

Angela said...

I think after "ginormous" was said in Elf, everyone started saying it....

Mandy said...

LOL, I use stat all the time, even here in the office.

Amanda. said...

I watch so much TV
that I'm sure I do it
without even realizing.

And most of my friends
watch a ridiculous amount
as well...so even if I
started using silly TV
lingo...they would just think
it is completely normal
behavior.

Sighhh.

Renee said...

Uhhh yeah, I definitely use "stat" alllll the time.

Piper said...

I used to use TV lingo all the time, I think it is fun sometimes, but some people just over due it.

theycallmecurlysue said...

lol I think it's just you. I want a DS also. Ever played the Nintendo Dog game? SO cute!

CageQueen said...

I do not use TV terminology in realif life. However, I heard someone say "LOL" outloud the other day in conversation and the next thing you know, I had said it! WTF?? Nobody says, "LOL" in real life!

I am mentally inferior to the entire human race now. LOL.

the almost right word said...

Not only do I occasionally use "stat" in my daily vocabulary as a joke, but I swear that Grey's characters are in my dream on a regular basis. I'm usually the lead, of course. ;)

thatShortChick said...

How can you NOT use TV/movie speak? LOL

well-intentioned heartbreaker said...

haha. i LOVE "stat". you're coworkers are the crazy ones for not using it all the time ;)

my girlfriend and i say "for real for real" a lot now, after it was said in EVERY episode of so you think you can dance last season. truthfully? we usually do the arm thing too. oh boy.

brookem said...

ummm...
that's what she said.
i use it all of the time.
and i need to start watching how i met your mother, stat.

Jessica said...

Hahaha. I used to say fetch...it was kind of silly.

PS- I'm like 100 pages into Twilight, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Bella is so cool!

Susie said...

Haha my mom says "stat" all the time. But she's a nurse in an OR, so I guess it makes sense.

I must say things without even realizing. Definitly use internet speak out loud. And the other day I said "WTF?" Ha!

dmb5_libra said...

i used stat all the time...in fact i used it this morning ("i need a cocktail, stat!" yeah it was one of those kind of days...)

rs27 said...

I saw a guy making out with a girl on TV and I thought..

That would be nice to do.

Tia said...

dude. half the time everything out of my mouth comes from my insane addiciton to TV. it's sad, really.

oh and your blogher ad is for "barbie's christmas carol" right now. that's rad. i'm jealous.

Lauren said...

I use "stat" ALL THE TIME. I like pretending I know other medical terms as well. Like the surgeries and such.Because if I saw McDreamy do it once, I know i'm certified.

Dana said...

I sooo nned the weekend too and in 58 minutes i will be free, hah.. hope you enjoy yours!!

Sarah said...

She seriously had never heard stat before? whuh?

Auburn Kat said...

I use the word stat all the time!!

Bayjb said...

I think I incorporate words from TV in my language all the time. A lot of it comes from the Office honestly, but I think socially it's more Gossip Girl witty

sarah marie p said...

haha. I say "stat" all the time. I wonder if it's because of Grey's?

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longredcape said...

Yeah I know I'm like seven years late with this comment, but NaBloPoMo has been raping my Google Reader something fierce.

My guy BFF works in a hospital, and he hates when I say "stat" because he hears it several times a day. Hah.