Attending: "You wrote in this consult that 'The patient does not endorse receiving physical therapy'."
Attending: "Why did you say it like that?"
Resident: "What do you mean?"
Attending: "Why did you use the word 'endorse'? Why don't you just write it like you'd say it? Is that how you'd say it?"
Attending: "Well, that's not the way I'd write it."
Two minutes later, after attending has left the room:
Resident: "Oh my GOD, what an arrogant prick! I'm not allowed to use formal language in a consult??"
Me: "What does he want you to write? 'The patient don't want no physical therapy'?"
Resident: "Next time I'll write the whole consult in ebonics."