Ha! After 20 years and two marriages to two different doctors I still learned some things from your post over there!!
Just thinking of doctors gives me diarrhea - or diarrhoea when I'm in the UK
I read a lot of blogs written by Brits and have always wondered about the difference between Nurofen and Paracetamol - at last I know! (yes, I know I could have googled it, but I guess I've always been too lazy.)Oh, and I can't speak for anyone else, but most of my American friends refer to their ob/gyn as their 'gyno.'
Funny that you should mention verucas, I had that exact conversation with my neighbour yesterday and she didn't know what I was talking about!
Mich - you're obviously tuning out the men in your life. LOL (On a professional level, I mean. Gah)ATL - yes, it's much easier to spell here! Ha ha ha.Ms C - Don't here "gyno" here but then, it's the mid-west. NVG - Amazing isn't it? Makes me wonder what they think about the name in the musical/movie.
After 10 years here, it is still jarring to hear people talking about going to the surgery. In fact, I have even heard of people going to a surgery run by their local MP! The last person I want operating on me is a politician; it's painful enough when they perform a wallet extraction, I don't want them taking my appendix, as well.
Really useful as I am in the process of moving to America (write a blog on it too) and I can only take paracetemol as a painkiller so knowing the brand / name to look for is a real help! I wrote a little article via EasyExpat.com about understanding how US healthcare / insurance works as I plan for my move.
The more the merrier....