Since I did a rerun entry earlier, here's a real one:
Honestly, I find it slightly amazing how terminology that is second nature to doctors and nurses is completely foreign to others, even some people in medical careers.
For example, I recently had a patient whose medical history said she was "Gravida 2 Para 2" without further explanation.
Psychologist: "Gravida 2 Para 2?? What on earth does that mean?"
Me: "Oh, that means she was pregnant twice and had two babies."
Therapist: "Dr. Fizzy, can I ask you something? What does gravida 2 para 2 mean?"
Me: "Oh, it means she was pregnant twice and had two babies."
Therapist: "I have never ever heard that terminology before."
Me: "When I was at work today, nobody knew what a female patient being gravida 2 para 2 meant. I was surprised. Do you know what it means?"
Non-medical husband: "Does it mean she's a paraplegic?"
Husband: "Does it mean she's really serious? Like gravitas?"
So apparently this is really obscure terminology!