Food Adjectives

A cornucopia This is an important one! Do not use words that describe food to describe specimens.

"But everyone else does" I hear you whine. Well, everyone else is outdated. If you don't use them, maybe when you are a resident or a professor you can pass the good habit along and eventually there will be no one left doing it.

So remember not to use words like "Robin's egg blue" (use light blue) or "gravy like" (use viscous) or "syrupy" (use thick) or "lumpy like cottage cheese" (use caseous) or "the size of a walnut". You get the idea. Food words are bad, bad, bad and will cause Dr. Hendrick to give you the evil eye.


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