Dr. Klyczynski to ER, stat. Dr. Klyczynski to ER, stat. ER is an abbreviation for “Emergency Room”. Stat. is an abbreviation of the Latin statim which means “immediately”, hospital-speak for ASAP, often used in medical contexts. You'll be covering 22 patients on rounds today… Rounds – regular visits of patients. Especially for young doctors who are still interns. They are expected to check up on patients periodically. Ex.: The doctor's out on his rounds. If you get into trouble, beep me… To beep – to send a message to a pager. The med students will help you out with scutwork. “Scut” is often used in teaching hospitals by junior residents and medical students to describe mindless and thankless errands, such as chasing down radiology reports, drawing blood, and staying on hold with public health – anything which is heavy on the "service" and light on the "education." I ordered an MRI, stat. MRI is an abbreviation for magnetic resonance imaging: a system for producing electronic pictures of the organs inside a person's body, using radio waves and a strong magnetic field. I made my famous spinach pie. The trailer's nice and toasty. Toasty – comfortably and pleasantly warm. Ex.: My feet feel so warm and toasty in the new slippers. Oh, God. You don't mean that thing with the stilts and the...? Stilt – one of a set of long pieces of wood or metal used to support a building so that it is above the ground or above water. Takes a while to get your bearings. Get/find your bearings – to succeed in becoming familiar with a new situation. Ex.: It takes a while to get your bearings when you start a new job. Where'd you do your residency? Residency – a post-graduate internship for med students. I filed the change of address with the post office but you know what a crapshoot that can be. So if anything slips through would you do me a favor and forward my mail? Crapshoot comes from clay pigeon shooting, it implies randomness but not necessarily a low probability. Slip through – to fall between the cracks, like when paperwork is ignored or lost. Sixty degrees on Valentine's Day. Can't be Chicago. 60° F = 15.(5)° C A man has been struck by a bus. Get an EMT crew here. EMT is an abbreviation of emergency medical technician. Jorge can run the backhoe they're not using on 14…
Backhoe is a vehicle that has a arm-like attachment that can dig below the surface. Usually a tractor with a front-end loader on the front and a backhoe on the rear. Housekeeping ER to the Suture Room, please. To suture – to sew together a cut in a person's body. Well, obviously, I derived my inspiration for the metaphor of the fugue, the loop... A fugue is a musical form consisting essentially of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below the continuing first statement. My brother thinking he's Frank Lloyd Whatever. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher from Oak Park, Illinois. Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time". Prefab, no foundations. What do you think about that? Prefab – a small house which can be built quickly from pieces which have been made in a factory. So you got an abandoned, haunted lake hou... Haunted – frequented or visited by ghosts. That's as good a reason as any for selling out and joining the flabby-developers' guild. To sell out – to trade one’s principles for money. Flabby == fat. I was working in internal medicine in Madison. Internal medicine – the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of disorders of the internal structures of the body. He has wonderful penmanship. Penmanship is a style or technique of writing by hand. Pour yourself a drink. To pour – to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in. I thought your Kerouac days were behind you. To kerouac – to wander aimlessly for the giddy thrill. For background information read Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." Often done while singing "Four Dead in Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young or "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ex.: I bored, so I went on a kerouac. Oh, yes, I heard. They said some sleazy little condo developer had snapped it up. Snap sth up – to buy or get something quickly and enthusiastically because it is cheap or exactly what you want. The tickets for the concert were snapped up within three hours of going on sale. Oh, come on. Indulge your father. To indulge is to allow yourself or another person to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you.
Ex.: The soccer fans indulged their patriotism, waving flags and singing songs. Charging 360. Get 1 milligram of epi. Have 300 amio ready in case we need it. 360 – volts. epi == epinephrine, or adrenaline. amio – TBD??? Hold compression, start bagging. Bagging – IV (intravenous saline/plasma/blood). - To your father? - No, to Clark Gable. Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an iconic and legendary American actor. He has been nicknamed "The King of Hollywood." In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. Corbusier meets Frank Lloyd Wright. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-born architect, designer, urbanist, writer and also painter, who is famous for his contributions to what now is called Modern Architecture. In his 30s he became a French citizen. There should be a stairway down to the water, a porch, a deck. Porch is a covered structure in front of the entrance to a building. - I don't know, you know. He's got this big maple growing right in the middle of the house. - Containment. Containment – when something or someone harmful is controlled and limited. I mean, it's beautiful. Seductive, even. Seductive – making you want to do, have or believe something, because of seeming attractive. Ex.: Television confronts the viewer with a succession of glittering and seductive images. But admitting that would mean admitting that he came up short in some way, that he could do more. To come up short means to exert much effort but still fail miserably. Hey, what about Visionary Vanguard? The name for supposed enterprise by Alex and Henry. You can't convince me you're gonna be happy building saltboxes for tourists. Saltbox is a house that has two storeys in front and one storey at the back, with a gable roof that extends downwards over the rear. - We could grab a quick bite. - Okay. To have/grab/snatch a quick bite – to have a snack. One day she's splashing around a wading pool in diapers then she's packing up a Volvo and driving to California. To splash – to move in water so that drops of it go in all directions. The kids were splashing (about/around) in the shallow end of the swimming pool.
Wading pool – a shallow pool that small children can play in. Diaper – a square of thick soft paper or cloth which is fastened around a baby's bottom and between its legs to absorb its urine and excrement. - Premed? - Bingo. Premed – short for premedical: 1) of or relating to a course of study prerequisite for entering medical school 2) of or relating to a person engaged in such a course of study a premedical student He must write one hell of a letter. “One hell of a” is a synonym for great. Why did you bring something like that up? What made you bring that up? To bring sth up is to start to talk about a particular subject. Yeah, I was in trouble. He yanked me back to Chicago. To yank – to pull something forcefully with a quick movement. Ex.: He tripped over the wire and yanked the plug out. She yanked open the cupboard and everything fell out. You know what? Excuses, excuses. You are a coward. Coward is a person who is too eager to avoid danger, difficulty or pain. They branded her a coward for informing on her colleagues during the interrogation. His vitals are fine and he's stable... Vitals – essential organs. And then he gave me one of his architect-of-the-year grins. Grin is a wide smile. Ex.: I assumed things had gone well for him as he had a big grin on his face. It's not decaf, is it? Decaf is a decaffeinated coffee. Oh, yeah, here, take a gander. To have/take a gander – to have a quick look. Ex.: Let's take a gander at your new car, then. The almshouse. An almshouse is a private house built in the past where old or poor people could live without having to pay rent. Meier designed a series of louvered skylights to capture that light and cast it inward to illuminate the art within, but indirectly. Louvre is a door or window with flat sloping pieces of wood, metal or glass across it to allow light and air to come in while keeping rain out. Skylight is a window built into a roof to allow light in. Ex.: Putting in a skylight made the attic seem big and bright. To illuminate is to light something and make it brighter.
Ex.: The streets were illuminated with strings of coloured lights. He must be captivated by the light. To captivate is to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, charming or attractive. Ex.: With her beauty and charm, she captivated film audiences everywhere. Yeah. A telecom company. I'll be in-house counsel. In-house counsel is a lawyer that works within the company. - What do you think? - You're fixating. You know? To fixate â€“ to concentrate too hard on one thing. Something like an obsession. And Duckett squirts through. - I know it needs work. - Work? How about a wrecking ball? A wrecking ball is a ball for destroying buildings. I'm sorry. I've just been so swamped and... Swamp. If something swamps a person, system or place, they receive more of it than they can easily deal with. Ex.: Foreign cars have swamped the UK market. I'm swamped with work at the moment. So obviously, the first thing you see is what we had talked about. The atrium. An atrium is a very large room, often with glass walls or roof, especially in the middle of a large shop or office building. That's stunning. Stunning is extremely beautiful or attractive. Ex.: a stunning dress.