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

05/25/2015 08:59 am ET

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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