There is a popular quote by Mark Twain that goes:
Grammar does more than most of us give it credit for. For example:
This entire post is inspired by one of those forwards that my tweeting friend Dale loves so much ;)
I was tied to a chair and forced to read these (j/k) and giggled a lot. A lot of funny things would never happen if all of us were careful with our grammar.
So I tip my hat to bad grammar and ill use of the English language. So much humor would be missed otherwise.
And in honor of it, I share the forwarded email.
The following are actual, unedited, notes written in patients' medical charts
-Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
-On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared completely.
-The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1993.
-The Patient refused an autopsy.
-Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.
-She is numb from the toes down.
-The skin was moist and dry.
-She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until she got a divorce.
-The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.
-Skin: Somewhat pale but present.
-Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. ----, who felt we should sit on the abdomen, and I agree.
-Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
-She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December.
-The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.