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05/25/2015 08:59 am ET

Watch People Try To Pronounce Medical Terms, And Utterly Mangle Them

If medical terminology is Greek to you, you're not alone.

Obscure terms like "sphygmomanometer" and "ankylosing spondylitis" can be tricky to pronounce even for those who do have a background in medicine. What hope is there for the rest of us?

In the video above, you can watch so-called "regular," as in non-medical, people, try to sound out -- and utterly mangle -- words like these, and also guess what they mean.

In case you're wondering: ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disorder of the skeleton, and a sphygmomanometer measures your blood pressure (not how much phlegm is in your throat or how much of a man you are.)

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