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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dnt107, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. dnt107

    dnt107 Senior Member
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    Let me just put this out there because it is a huge pet peeve of mine when people screw this up. I'm not doing it to be malicious, just trying to education my future colleagues...

    Two definitions:

    -Subjective: adj. 1. of, existing within, or resulting from an individual's own thoughts, emotions, interests, etc.; personal.

    -Objective: adj. 1. free from personal feelings, prejudice, etc.; unbiased. 2. pertaining to what is independent of the mind; real.

    I noticed on a few threads people have been switching the two.

    Cheers,
    DNT
     
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  3. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member
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    Maybe people mix the two up because they are using subjective definitions of these words and not the objective definitions that you retrieved for us from the dictionary. :)
     
  4. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid
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    LOL, I almost posted something on this earlier.
     
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    haha... I was thinking the same thing...thank you for posting :D
     
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    Yep, I wanted to explain the proper use of objective/subjective to some SDNers too :)
     
  8. Bevo

    Bevo Radiology, R1
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    lol! I remember getting lost in the car with a friend of mine and discussing this.
     
  9. Jedi In Training

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    Who cares about objective/subjective. We are going to learn that in medical school when we are taught about the S.O.A.P. acronym. The REAL life-changing issue is the proper use of affect vs effect.
     
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    this thread didn't make me a better person. you lied.
     
  11. megkudos

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    This is kinda along the same lines and is a pet peeve of mine....

    When people don't write TWO words for "a lot".

    alot or allot are slang, and though I guess of course it doesn't matter if we use slang on SDN I see this all the time (not only here) and it bugs me :) It's two words people! Whew, I feel better now that I got that out.
     
  12. LizardKing

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    yes, a_lot of people don't know that you can say, "the person effected change," without breaking any rules of grammar.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jedi In Training:
    <strong>Who cares about objective/subjective. We are going to learn that in medical school when we are taught about the S.O.A.P. acronym. The REAL life-changing issue is the proper use of affect vs effect.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  13. dnt107

    dnt107 Senior Member
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    fine this post didn't make anyone a better person, but if even one person has been effected :) by this post, then I can sleep well tonight.
     

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