The art of pronunciationBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j233 (Published 24 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j233
- Dharani Yerrakalva
- Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
We are in full flow, and the bright eyed woman in her 80s in front of me is rising to the challenge I am presenting her with. A little memory test.
“How do you spell the word ‘world’ backwards?” I ask.
“Whirled? Like a whirlpool? D,E, L…” she looks at …