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Probably said that way for dramatic effect , sounds - sm

Posted By: XXX on 2006-05-26
In Reply to: Went missing - Dawn

much more dramatic to say "went missing" as opposed to "has been missing".

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Gee...a little dramatic aren't we???
The poster was simply saying the weather was being unruly and that when you have weather in the 70s for a few days and then down in the 30s and snowing, people tend to get colds and things...
It happens all the time. I really don't think the poster was trying to say it was the most "terrible" thing. Just making a general statement. Could you be a little more dramatic?
Definitely effect. nm
effect (nm)
Something to the effect of what a (sm)
great job we do, etc. It was really more the tone than the actual words that were said. Ever have someone speak to you with such animosity that it kind of gives you a chill? That's what this was like.

I'm probably just being too sensitive about it, but it was hateful.
The answer IS Effect....

How something WILL "affect" you;   this cough DID "effect" my lungs.  Sorry, but graduated high school in 1964 back when people really cared about grammar!!! 

AFFECT means to have an influence ON; EFFECT is the change that occurs!!! 

You see, effect is something that is brought about by a "cause", that is the affect part;  "The antibiotics were effective in treating the infections."    Hope this helps.  Also, it seems mostly in the medical field affect deals "mostly" with psychiatry and emotions.  It does however, most certainly, have a place in "normal usage".  

affect v. effect
Effect is noun in the instance noted. Affect is a verb most of the time. Anything else?
Affect can be a noun in psych - patient having a "flat affect" - no expression. Effect usually is used as an action word and in this case it is effecting a response or a cause.
effect or affect?

Here is a rule of thumb my boss taught me: 

Affect - (a verb) "to change or alter".

Effect - ( a noun) "a result".

You will very rarely use "affect" in the context of a sentence, but it will come into play every once in a while.

WHEN is this supposed to go into effect?
I have not received letter.. Is this everyone or just employees or just IC ??? Specific info would be lovely

Affect can also be a noun, as in "patient's affect", effect can also be a verb as in "to effect a result".


your affect has an effect.
Does this person think that English usage doesn't matter in MT work?  Some of the worst medical errors got that way by misuse of plain English words.
Effect is not always a noun, and affect is not always a verb. When you "effect" a change, effect becomes a verb. When someone has a flat "affect," affect becomes a noun.
Yes, effect is correct.
Effect (bring about)
Affect vs. effect

Hopefully this will help, although I guess everything is subject to interpretation: 

AFFECT is a verb meaning "to influence" or "to pretend or imitate".  EFFECT can be a noun OR a verb.  As a noun, it means "result".  As a verb it means "to produce a result". 

In your particular sentence, it is being used as a verb...so which one to pick?

Without knowing the rest of the record, I would have to go with "effect" because I'm guessing (again..limited knowledge) that the doctor is indicating that if the bleeding doesn't stop, he has to do a hysterectomy.  If the hysterectomy has already been done, or it is planned, than surely, further bleeding could "affect" the planned surgery or something that happened during the hysterectomy.

Without more information, it's a crap shoot!... I'm sure that was as clear as mud. 


affect/effect. nm
To clarify affect/effect, here is what a friend said:(emphasizing the first syllable and pronouncing it with a "long E"):

"I affect the Effect"

This really helped me.
always mass effect ____nm
No, but have been rx'd Ritalin with good effect. (nm)
I would worry more about the side effect
A man taking that killed himself and beat his wife up.  My brother took it and got deeply depressed.  He said he quit taking it.  He also quit smoking off of it faster than on it.  Thank goodness for him because he smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day.  I'd say try something else and leave Chantix alone.
Affect is a verb, Effect is a noun, DUH
Affect is a verb and Effect is a noun, DUH nm
Definately affect/effect! Hate those!
Thanks for all your help. I did find it but can't get it to take effect after hitting apply so w
with it.  If I remember I put my headphones behind my ears as well.  I just don't always remember.  But thanks again!!
I don't get the parentheses - supposed to be like an echo effect?
?computer symbol?
Caffeine and sugar had negative effect

My experience with trying to remain alert during 3rd shift:  I was trying to perk myself up with caffeine and sugar, but also found that I actually became MORE tired as a result.  Apparently, there's a biochemical explanation for this, due to the effect of caffeine and sugar on my insulin/blood sugar response.  Both caffeine and sugar cause an initial rise in blood sugar, but then a serious slump in blood sugar occurs, causing me to be even more tired than before.  So, I gave up the coffee and, after 3 days of withdrawal symptoms with horrendous headaches and fatigue, am having much more success staying awake during 3rd shift.  I have also found that a protein drink or snack is a much better solution.  Also, I am told that there are stimulants that do not affect the central nervous system as caffeine does, such as guarana, which I have not tried yet.

Also, it took me at least six weeks to adjust my body clock.  I figured out that I had to sleep at the same time every day for several hours, at least 7, and couldn't just take a few naps during the day and then expect to stay awake at night. 

The only reason I choose to work at night is because the pay is better; otherwise, I wouldn't do it.  I look forward to someday having a decent account with a decent pay with a 24-hour turnaround time.  I realize this is a fantasy.


It may take a few days for the full effect of the anes to wear off
I know it's hard, but give it some time. Call your vet and ask questions, express your concern. If it doesn't get better (which I think it will) you may want to speak with a veterinary neurologist.

Hugs to you both!
Unfortunately, NO. Didn't help me. It made me depressed. Reverse effect. nm
I believe this is an unfortunate side-effect of cyber-space.
No one needs to look someone in the eye and be accountable face to face for their actions. Being "on-line" is anonymous for the most part and being rude and nasty to someone has no consequence for the hurt it causes someone else.
Affect is an Action (or psych state)..Effect is a rEaction
Please! This is called progress and it was in effect long before Obama came into office.
Try being a freethinker for once and stop following whatever someone else tells you based on supposed "facts."
Ugly, physically repulsive people with nasty attitudes have that effect on me.
Ugly, ugly, ugly
Mass affect on brain or mass effect on brain?
Sounds like you are SM
working for one of the few remaining good companies.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if they all at least made an effort to even out the work?  When you factor in VR and the number of newbees that some companies hire, who just don't have the experience to do the difficult dictators, that makes a sorry life for those who do have the experience and can do it.  Which is why I say if "anyone" isn't happy with what they are doing, then they should look for a company that recognizes their MTs as human beings.  I think part of the problem is that the bigger companies are run by "suits" who don't have a clue about actual medical transcription, all they see is the bottom line and any way to make that bottom liine bigger is fine and dandy with them.  I even heard one of those "suits" say once that it didn't matter if all their MTs quit, they were just typists and the manager could just go out and hire some more.
Sounds like you have too much going on. Take

things in little bits.  (Un)pack/clean for 15 minutes and then work for a bit.   Set a realistic goal to work - say an hour that you can make yourself work, then get up and (un)pack/clean, do laundry, etc. and then come back and work.  If you can afford to work a few less hours do it.  It will give you time to complete the move and give you a break from work.

We are remodeling/redecorating and our house is total chaos.  Some days I can jump right in and get something accomplished and other times I put on blinders and just ignore it all.  Some days I dig right into work and knock out my lines, other days I'm on-line more than working.

Take a break, get refocused, and then try out different routines.  I think we all go through burnout at least once a year and sometimes it takes a bit to get refocused. 


Sounds about right
Thanks, sounds like just what I need.

It isn't that I can't afford either, just concerned that I don't want a 2 year process, because I need to start living now.

I don't need to know particulars, but just wondered how far back your trauma went?  Mine is pretty much a lifetime of traumatic events, but I think most of my issues date back to when I was 5. 

sounds like
Pfannenstiel scar
now this sounds better..
Sounds like...
We need to take what THEY say with a huge chunk of something, and it sure ain't salt! Talk about "The Stepford Transcriptionists." Sheesh. Thanx for ur input - it was driving me nuts!
sounds like there
may have been a problem with their server.  Try it one more time.  If you get the same error page, click the 'refresh' key at the top of your screen to see if this brings the page up.  If it doesn't, you should call someone.
Sounds like MDI
Who do you work for - -if you don't mind saying.
Sounds like what I'm looking for.....
Thanks so much for the replies!
Sounds like my son. sm

My son had an economics project in junior high school. The class was split into groups. Each group was given $75.00 in cash and told to come up with something to make their money back. If they made any profit, it was theirs to keep and split.

My son went through all of the grocery store flyers until he found cans of Pepsi on sale. Then he called all of the pizza places to see if he could get a buy 1 get 1 free special. They bought a bunch of pizza and a bunch of Pepsi, set up a table at lunchtime,  and sold the pizza for $1.25 a slice and the cans of soda for $1.00 a can. They doubled the money, gave the original $75.00 back and split the rest.

Right now my son works in food services at a nursing home. I'm surprised he doesn't charge the residents for delivering their dinners.

Must be. Sounds just like them
Sounds like PMC to me...
Sounds like they set you up to

No one can be 100%... 98.8 should be congratulated (IMO) Drs. make mistakes in dictating even.. they aren't 100%.

This sounds like an ad to me.
Actually, it sounds like the old one is
This sounds about right!
A Japanese company and an American company decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile. The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat.

A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had eight people rowing and one person steering, while the American team had eight people steering and one person rowing.

So American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

To prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized to four steering supervisors, three area steering superintendents and one assistant superintendent steering manager.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the one person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the "Rowing Team Quality First Program", with meetings, dinners and free pens for the rower.

There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles. Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment.

The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses, and the next year's racing team was outsourced to India.