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"Skedaddle." A highly technical term.

Posted By: CrankyBeach on 2009-06-10
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" ... but when she feels the urge, she really needs to skedaddle."

I haven't heard that word in YEARS--and that's probably the first time in 37 years I've gotten it in medical dictation!


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