In general, I find that people USUALLY make some attempt to clean up their language when they come into the ER (presuming they are not intoxicated or a psych patient). Even uneducated down and outer types give some effort. However, I am now to the point where it takes a LOT to faze me while I am interviewing someone. You name it, I’ve probably heard it.
Anyway, sometimes I can’t help giving a snort as I attempt to suppress a laugh or conceal my startled expression.
Take for instance when a young man who was complaining of discomfort when he urinated said to me, “Yeah, Doc, I don’t know. I never had a problem with this before, but I think I maybe should not have screwed that skanky chick in the ass without a rubber. “