Primum Non Nocere

Firstly, do no harm

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Anonymous asked: Why do you swear? What made you start swearing? Heard parents or friends say it?

ladykaymd:

Because sometimes you can say something is “bad” and sometimes you can say something is “awful” and sometimes you can say it’s “horrendous” and sometimes you can say it’s “ghastly”, and sometimes you say “dreadful” or “deplorable” or “heinous” or “abhorrent” or “dire” or “atrocious”. 

But sometimes none of those things really expresses what you feel except “fucked up”. 

Sometimes when someone hurts you, saying they’re a “jerk” doesn’t cover it. They’re an “asshole”, a “jackass”, a “bastard”, a “dick”. “Jerk” isn’t enough for the guy who cheated on you, or the guy who broke your heart.  

Everyone has the right to use the English language as they choose. I don’t know when I started swearing—probably in high school sometime?? And my parents don’t swear—I think I actually learned a lot of my most colorful language from books. 

But my choice is to use the english language in its most passionate form. I’m a writer. I love finding the perfect way to express something. The exact words that express rage or elation. 

The taboo associated with swearing is… alluring. 

It doesn’t make me less intelligent that I swear. Often, I think it makes you more intelligent if you know exactly how to use all parts of a language—you can maximize the power of what you say. 

Because sometimes I can say “goodbye”, and sometimes I can say “get out” and sometimes i can say “don’t call” and sometimes I can say “screw you” or “I’m gone” or “don’t let the door hit you on the way out” or “au revoir” or “ciao” or “piss off” or “bon voyage”… but sometimes the right thing to say goodbye to someone is “fuck you”. 

Simply put: I like the power in words. 

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50 things I learned about med school from med students

miss-sassmaster:

I’ve had the chance to talk to different medical student from different schools, both MD and DO, public and private schools, and all other parts of the spectrum.

These are based off things I was told! I haven’t started med school yet, so I can’t actually testify. But I figure with they went through it and had some good advice and things to say, hey why not?

This isn’t exactly as it’s gonna go down. You make your own experiences and will find your own way.

First year

  1. This is hardest you will have ever done. So far.
  2. Even though it seems like you have no time, you really do. Now is the time to go to social events and make friends.
  3. Take pictures with everyone at your white coat ceremony.
  4. Anatomy has three types of people on the first day; the people who are way too fascinated, the ones who cry because they are cutting open a dead person, and the people who throw up into the slop bucket.
  5. Always flip the body slowly and with precision. Unless you want a formaldehyde and fat shower.
  6. You might fail your first test. Cry a lot then get over it.

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So I can either bake these cookies at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or 4,000 degrees for 1 minute.

nick nO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU BAKE COOKIES FRIEND

FLOOR IT?

NICK NO

HOW ABOUT 4,000,000 DEGREES FOR 1 SECOND

NICK YOU ARE GOING TO BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN

I’M GOING TO HARNESS THE FUCKING SUN TO MAKE COOKIES

NICK P L E A S E

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