Ophthalmology Gives Up, Drops the First ‘H’ from Its Name

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a move that surprised no one, Dr. Iris J. Pupil of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, announced that the first “h” in “ophthalmology” will be fazed out of the word over the next six months.

ophthalmology“We’ve been trying for years, but nobody ever seems to get it right,” said Dr. Pupil.  “We’re always op-tho, with the hard “p,” but it’s really supposed to be a soft “f” sound.  We’ve tried endless explanations, outreach programs, even thought about capitalizing that first “h.”  But we give up, it’s just easier this way.”


Dr. Pupil went on to blame optometrists and opticians for the trend.

In similar news, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery have decided to lengthen their name to Otorhinolaryngocaputcollumology to fully encorporate their “dura-to-pleura” approach to surgery, and to further confuse people as to what their speciality actually entails.  Thankfully, it only contains one “h.”

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