Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Today my groupmates and I were discussing the mnemonic for the branches of the facial nerve. And they mentioned the one the surgeon mentioned yesterday during the parotidectomy yesterday.

Branches of Facial Nerve are: Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Mandibular and Cervical.

And they were saying something like: "Three Zheppers Bit My Cat..."

And I asked: "What are zheppers?" My mind was thinking of something vaguely like zippers. *inserts face with a question mark above it*

And guess what it was? You won't believe it. Zebras!!!

Who the hell pronounce zebras not like Zeee-bras but Zhe-pers??

Go figure! hahaha. Am still trying to figure out the aussie tongue :P


Ken Rhee said...

It's the difference between pronouncing 'Z' as either 'zed' as UK or 'zee' as US. some of the words starting with 'Z' are pronounced with that in mind.
you can hear the other Z words there.

Zzzyun said...

haha really? but then why wud they pronounce B like P wo..

just need more time to learn the aussie tongue~ :P