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Hey, I thought it would be fun to have a thread where everyone posted their most outlandish words, especially when taken out of context, that they actually submitted in some part of their AMCAS. Particularly in EC's and Personal Statement. Please, don't just make stuff up, only actual words used.

When I re-read my application the other day, it struck me that I actually used the words "sweetlips" and "grunts" (although in context they seemed to work).
 
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"Perambulations" made sense at the time.
 

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Toothville. Super Toothbrush. Plaque Man. and The Floss Twins.

I'm not even joking.
 
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CavalierMD said:
Toothville. Super Toothbrush. Plaque Man. and The Floss Twins.

I'm not even joking.

:laugh: Thats awesome. Especially "The Floss Twins". I'm guessing some kind of dental hygiene campaign your volunteered for? :thumbup:
 

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Depakote said:
Kryptonite.

seriously.

As in ... "when I become a physician, I will be like kryptonite for illness."
Very cool.

I just remembered that I also used "Pigfish" in mine. Love me some pigfish.
 

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Haemulon said:
:laugh: Thats awesome. Especially the Floss Twins. I'm guessing some kind of dental hygiene campaign your volunteered for? :thumbup:

Yeah... I was part of a group that did presentations for after-school programs... we had a skit in ours. I was a Floss Twin. It was a good time. :)
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

Charlie
giant
grunts
Kryptonite
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
 

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I talked about dressing up as Charlie Corpuscle, a giant blood droplet. However, I did leave out the fact that I was not allowed to wear a big pointy red hat because it was too suggestive of the KKK. :eek: No kidding.
 

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HairyCow said:
I talked about dressing up as Charlie Corpuscle, a giant blood droplet. However, I did leave out the fact that I was not allowed to wear a big pointy red hat because it was too suggestive of the KKK. :eek: No kidding.

Just using the name "Charlie" is cool. "giant" is a neat one too. When we get a good list here, we can try and come up with a funny PS using all of the words :)
 

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Haemulon said:
"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

Charlie
giant
grunts
Kryptonite
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville

dog :rolleyes:
 
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"stridor" and "multivariate"

Perambulations? In what context?
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

Charlie
dog
giant
grunts
Jenga
Kryptonite
Magneto
multivariate
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
stridor
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
Wolverine
 

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the negative 1 said:
"stridor" and "multivariate"

Perambulations? In what context?

I suspect a number of people may have used multivariate. But its cool anyway.

Depakote: you get major points if you actually used "Kill Bill" in your PS.

AdeadLois: Same to you. Top notch if you pulled off mentioning comic book characters in a good statement. :thumbup:
 

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I think my PS must be rather boring compared with some of these!

The most random words I used in mine were probably linebacker and steak.
 
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My goal in life is to fit this joke into my amcas somehow.

A guy walked into a bar and asked the bartender to give him a double entendre. So she gave him one.
 
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DoctorPardi said:
My goal in life is to fit this joke into my amcas somehow.

A guy walked into a bar and asked the bartender to give him a double entendre. So she gave him one.

Better yet, use that in your interview :D
 

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Haemulon said:
Depakote: you get major points if you actually used "Kill Bill" in your PS.

Alas,I did not say "Kill Bill" nor did I quote it directly, but anyone that is a big enough fan of Kill Bill (specifically Kill Bill 2) and reads my PS will recognize the reference pretty quickly.
 

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DF38 said:
I think my PS must be rather boring compared with some of these!

The most random words I used in mine were probably linebacker and steak.

"Steak" is awesome. As in: "volunteering is a great way to really work up an appetite, so I always be sure to fuel up with some great steak. In fact, my appreciation for juicy steak is my main reason for wanting to go to medical school." :thumbup:
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

Charlie
dog
giant
grunts
Jenga
Kryptonite
linebacker
Magneto
multivariate
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
scrabble
steak
stridor
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
Wolverine
 
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Well, the most bizzare I can think of offhand is that the word "mating" appears in my AMCAS. Ah the joys of research.
 

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In an early draft of my PS, I had references to US Weekly and Mark Prior (yes, the Cubs pitcher). I had to take them out for space considerations.
 

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Depakote said:
Alas,I did not say "Kill Bill" nor did I quote it directly, but anyone that is a big enough fan of Kill Bill (specifically Kill Bill 2) and reads my PS will recognize the reference pretty quickly.

Very awesome.

Looking over my PS, the odd words that stand out are epiphanic, stymieing, transgenic, and cannulae ;)
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

cannulae
Charlie
dog
epiphanic
giant
grunts
Jenga
Kryptonite
linebacker
Magneto
mating
multivariate
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
scrabble
steak
stridor
stymieing
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
transgenic
Wolverine
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Better yet, all of these words in a single AMCAS application :thumbup:
 

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My PS intro was patterned off of "Fight Club." The most rare phrase I used (as compared to sucessful applications) was probably "...when I failed out of school..."
 

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You have captured the essence of being straight and to the point! We need more average Joe and less MCAT 40/GPA 4.0 :laugh:
 

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I gnarliest words I used in my PS were "cauterization" and "asbestos," and the most wicked phrase was "gored by a bull." If I could rewrite my PS, I would have rearranged these bodacious elements into something like: "I once saved 3 small children from an asbestos cave-in as I tended to the wound cauterization of a man gored by a bull."
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

asbestos
cannulae
cauterization
Charlie
dog
epiphanic
giant
"gored by a bull"
grunts
Jenga
Kryptonite
legerdemain
linebacker
Magneto
mating
multivariate
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
Rockette
scrabble
steak
stridor
stymieing
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
transgenic
"when I failed out of school"
Wolverine
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"Bud Light"

Haemulon said:
Hey, I thought it would be fun to have a thread where everyone posted their most outlandish words, especially when taken out of context, that they actually submitted in some part of their AMCAS. Particularly in EC's and Personal Statement. Please, don't just make stuff up, only actual words used.

When I re-read my application the other day, it struck me that I actually used the words "sweetlips" and "grunts" (although in context they seemed to work).
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

aeronautical
asbestos
"Bud Light"
cannulae
cauterization
Charlie
dog
epiphanic
ganglionic
giant
"gored by a bull"
grunts
Jenga
Kryptonite
laces
legerdemain
linebacker
Magneto
mating
multivariate
opera
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
Rockette
rummaging
scrabble
shoes
steak
stridor
stymieing
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
transgenic
war
weapon
"when I failed out of school"
Wolverine
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I had skateboarding as one of my EC's... had a phrase that went something like "skateboarding is excellent cardiovascular exercise and busting tricks is pretty nice too..."

Somebody must've liked it cuz I got in :laugh:
 

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A few words/terms:
anatomically-correct
garbage man
inculcated
childhood crush

My personal favorite phrase and sentence:
1) "...when I guilelessly drew my self-portrait anatomically-correct..." referring to my nude self-portrait in kindergarten.
2) "The truth is that I first wanted to be a garbage man."
 

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WhatUpDoc! said:
I had skateboarding as one of my EC's... had a phrase that went something like "skateboarding is excellent cardiovascular exercise and busting tricks is pretty nice too..."

Somebody must've liked it cuz I got in :laugh:

I think the use of "busting tricks" in a successful essay takes the cake here so far :thumbup: Waaaaaay cool :cool:

And Looque, talking about drawing yourself nude would definitely be the ...uh ... most original approach that I have heard so far. But hey, at least you didn't include the portrait with your secondaries. Props for originality :thumbup:

(Edited just in case it sounded like request for the pic. Please, don't forward any images) :laugh:
 

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Haemulon said:
I think the use of "busting tricks" in a successful essay takes the cake here so far :thumbup: Waaaaaay cool :cool:

And Looque, talking about drawing yourself nude would definitely be the winner if you included your portrait to the school along with your secondary application. :laugh: Better yet, make that your attached photo :thumbup:

I'd love to do that. A couple years ago, I had my parents frame the drawing. I could send it as supplementary material...
 

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"Coolest words used in AMCAS Apps. by SDNers" List:

aeronautical
anatomically-correct
asbestos
"Bud Light"
"busting tricks"
cannulae
cauterization
Charlie
"childhood crush"
dog
epiphanic
ganglionic
"garbage man"
giant
"gored by a bull"
grunts
inculcated
Jenga
Kryptonite
laces
legerdemain
linebacker
Magneto
mating
multivariate
opera
perambulations
Plaque Man
pigfish
Rockette
rummaging
scrabble
shoes
steak
stridor
stymieing
Super Toothbrush
sweetlips
The Floss Twins
Toothville
transgenic
war
weapon
"when I failed out of school"
Wolverine
zeitgeist
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I used the words/phrases "Legionnaires", "Ivar 'The Boneless' Ragnarsson", and "solar alignment".
 

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You guys are weird.
 
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morm-jew (my mom is mormon, father is jewish)
 

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Zuerst said:
drunk
hammered

I call BS. why would you use "hammered" and "drunk" when something like "intoxicated" would work? Maybe its just late and my imagination is fading out. :)
 
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