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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday November 23, 2016

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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I’ve been translating a lot of handwritten doctor notes lately.

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1. Victor Dewsbery - November 23, 2016

I expect you’ve heard the old story about the person who received a personal letter from a doctor friend. Couldn’t read a word of it. He wondered who could help him, then he realised that chemists (= pharmacists) seem to understand doctors’ handwriting. Took the note to his local shop. The pharmacist (chemist) said “Just a moment sir”, disappeared into the back of the shop, then came back with a bottle containing a coloured liquid.

2. BilingualGirl - November 24, 2016

I guess that’s true of all countries, then (or several of them), because the same joke applies to Argentina!

3. EP - November 26, 2016

I think it’s because some of them are writing these things out in Latin, whether they can understand Latin or not.


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