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how do u pronounce roux-en-y?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by bulldog, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. bulldog

    bulldog Senior Member
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    how do u pronounce this word?

    row in why?
    roose in why?
    rowenie?
     
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  3. 14022

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    roo-enn-why

    roo (like kanga-"roo")

    enn (like the letter "n")

    why (like the letter "y")
     
  4. lola

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    I have no idea what that means... but in French the pronunciation would be


    roo (like kangaroo)
    zon (the x carries over to make a z sound, the "on" part is kind of nasal and doesn't really have an english equivalent)
    ee (like in pee)
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    This is not France. Scholes is right. :D
     
  7. ExtraCrispy

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    I love it. :thumbup:
     
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    What is it?
     
  9. cosmo

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    It is a type of weight loss surgery.
     
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    Obviously you've never made a gumbo, which is always started by making a roux. And eating too much of it will cause you to end up needing a roux (-en-y, that is). ;)
     
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    Wow... at first I thought you were joking about people having a roux-en-y for weight loss surgery. I'm from Canada and I've never heard of it being used for that (but I also haven't learned a great deal about bariatric surgery). I can't believe someone would have that done for weight loss!
     
  12. VincentAdultman

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    With a BMI of 40+, serious health consequences refractory to lifestyle modifications and medications rest assured you'd let a stranger rearrange your small bowel as well!
     
  13. What do they use it for in Canada?


    It sickens me that this is what it's come to in America.... but here we are.
     
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    Yep. So, who wants McDonalds?
     
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    It can be used for that but pops up in a variety of different situations.
     
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    Did somebody say McDonalds?
     
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    Actually that is wrong. En francais it would be Roo yan eee . sorry no Z sounds in french really or rarely unless a z is in there.
     
  18. SLUser11

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    Thank you, french linguistics police.
     
  19. Zoom-Zoom

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    It's not wrong if that is its pronunciation in common usage. Did you know forte (like, "thats not my forte") is actually pronounced "fort"?...but you would sound like an idiot if you pronounced it right. But I'm not sure if either of those are common, eh nevermind...
     
  20. loveumms

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    Interesting tid bit - never understood why it was called bariatric surgery until I rotated with minimally invasive surgery (one of the surgeons on the team pretty much focues primarily on roux-en-y).

    Anyway, he told me the reason its called bariatric surgery is b/c all the pressure on the internal organs from all the extra fat forces the pressure in the abdominal cavity to rise. Similar to the barometric pressure rising with change in the weather hence, bariatric surgery. Not sure if this is the real reason on not but it made sense to me (not that I had ever really thought hard about it).
     
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    It's not roo-enn-why. It's roo-ON-why. ;)
     
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    I think Orange Julius is right for the English pronunciation. But...

    I don't see why lola would be wrong in French. Why wouldn't there be a liaison between roux and en? And in liaisons, "x" sounds like "z". Just say "deux amis".

    I'm guessing the only difference is that "y" would be pronounced as "eegrek" like the letter since it's the shape that's being emphasized. But apart from that, lola's comment seemed fine.
     
  23. cornellmedic

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    Last time I heard someone say that was at 3 am. the weekend after an anatomy final. Several hundred nuggets were ordered and we were told to call ahead in the future (after convincing the drive thru speaker box that we were serious).
     
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    It is a shame that for some people, you literally have to take out their damn stomach for them to lose weight.

    When you think about it, it is such a depraved solution. You must be such a lazy disgusting fata$$ that there's no hope for you...yes the only way we can have you shed pounds is to TAKE OUT YOUR STOMACH! You madam/sir, are not worthy of the organs that God gave you...you have abused it to such an extent that we must taketh the stomach away.

    Only in America.
     
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    You know I was actually watching MTV the other day and they had a true life on about overweight teenagers who were getting gastric bypass. I kept thinking to myself, are these people serious. What ever happened to loosing weight with diet and exercise. The one kid actually was eating a whole family sized bag of Cheetos while saying that he thinks that GB is the only way hes going to loose weight. HELLO, put down the cheetos and get off your butt and do something. Its really sad. What they don't tell you about is the complications that can occur - I took care of a patient while I was on the minimally invasive surgery team that had a 'botched' procedure at another hospital. She had something like three exploratory laps, has a huge scar along with now having a colonic stricture that required a colostomy which is better then where she was heading (that being death). My next door neighbor also had several complications from the surgery - she almost died too. None of the pts think about this - they just think it will be the quick fix they are looking for.
     
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    "baros" = weight in greek. "iatros" = doctor. Hence, bariatric.
     
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    OJ is right.

    We use it for gatric ca over here mainly. Haven't ever seen bariatric surgery, but then I don't think it's something that gets done for free much over here (so wouldn't be seen in teaching hospitals, which are all public).
     
  28. 10/10

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    Yes, emphasis on the why, as in why do I have to take this stupid rotation..
     

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