I always feel bad for the parents in situation where they can't understand the doctor. They already have no idea wtf is going on and now they are trying to google something that doesn't exist. Reminds me of my calc II teacher who at best spoke sesame street level english. How he/she passed the toefl is beyond me.
Hm, I love people's accents. One of my coworkers has the most fascinating Brazilian accent. I think in academic and especially medical settings there should be some emphasis placed on enunciation. I wouldn't want to oppress a person cultural identity. not ever. But there are situations where diction needs to be clear.
We had a couple of pharmacology professors with accents.... Thick accent + already unpronounceable drug names = a lot of googling to try to understand what drug they're talking about!
Funny, when I read the title, my first thought was of a penis that just won't "peek out" very much. Some things transcend accent barriers.
Eekos Peekos is way better. You know, like it kind of "eeks" out of hiding and just "peeks" at you from its very small, hidden place :)
I'm going to write "eekos peekos" down now so I remember to use it in lieu of words like "small," "inconspicuous" and "teeny" when I take notes in class. It'll make EVERYTHING seem more funny and memorable that way, hehehe.
Not to be mentioned around any male over 25 though... :)
Good thing his handwriting was legible. It is always fun when you cannot understand them verbally or read their hieroglyphics.