Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shiny Happy Person Hosts Grand Rounds Haikus

Hey, you've gotta get over and see SHP's Grand Rounds for this week.  She has done a great job of introducing each post with an haiku.  
Example (NeoNurseChic will like this one):

For pain sufferers
Some things may work better than
A blow on the head

Also, if you have a Medscape account (they are free) then you can read Nick Genes' interview with SHP, talking about how her bipolar disorder affects her writing and also about the NHS problem in Great Britain.


ClinkShrink said...

Roy! How did you escape? I thought I had the floorboards nailed down a little better than that. Oh this posting? Wait...wait....oh poo. I said that out loud.

Roy said...

Bwa-ha-ha! You can't keep a good man down.

NeoNurseChic said...

Oh... I suppose my oxygen DOES work better than slamming my head against the floor or wall, afterall! hehe

Glad to see that site on How to Cope with Pain... It looks like the author is a board certified psychiatrist who works with chronic pain patients in Pennsylvania! Wonder where? I don't need another doctor to work with my chronic pain right now, but just seems interesting to me!

Take care,
Carrie :)

P.S. Today is my consult with the neurosurgeon for the Occipital Nerve Stimulator Implant. My mom, dad, and I are all going. I'm hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that something might work! :)

Rach said...

I never really understood the function of a haiku.

Yes, roy, glad to see you are back. --> Dinah and Clink must find stronger nails... A stocking stuffer, perhaps?

ClinkShrink said...

Roy is too big to stuff in a stocking. Goodness knows, I've tried.

FooFoo5 said...

Wow, Roy! Both the NY Times & The Modern Language Association (publishers of the famous Stylesheet) have foregone the use of "an" before a "spoken h." A haiku, or a historical event doesn't sound right to me, but it is now proper.

Roy said...

Foo, I figured someone would comment on the "an". I gave it some thought, you must know, starting with "a haiku" but it just didn't sound right, MLA be damned. I've never been one to push "an" before an h-word but "an haiku" just flows better.

Google search results:
"a haiku": 559,000
"an haiku": 3,580

Call me contrary.

Anonymous said...

Does the MLA rule apply when the h word is not an English word?

Anonymous said...

Apsirated aiches have always been preceeded by a, not an, with a few exceptions. (At one time people pronounced historical with an almost silent aich, now they generally do not.) Silent aiches are preceded by an, not a. Do you work in an hospital or a hospital? An still has it's place before the non aspitated aiches. How long is an hour? About 50 minutes.

Anonymous said...

but is this a historic event or an historic event?