Columnist: Words and phrases to look out for
There is one thing for certain: You must watch what people do, not what they say. Words don't jibe with actions. Here are some examples of words and phrases you should look out for.
"This won't hurt."
It is often followed closely by the phrase: "You're going to feel just a bit of pressure."
Often, the medical people who seem overly fond of these words will get bored with them after years of using them. Then they might say: "Just a little prick coming."
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