Fluress has a dirty little secret

on August 9th, 2005 | Filed under Optoblog

Okay the headline was a little sensational. I work in the Blackfeet Nation. I had just finished explaining that we were putting in a numbing drop, yada yada. After the drop of Flurox, the patient’s friend asked me, “What’s in the drop?”
I answered, “Benoxinate.”
“What?” said the friend.
“Benoxinate,” I repeated.
“That sounds very close to a dirty word in Blackfeet,” stated the patient.

So, if you’re ever around anyone from any of the Northern Piegan tribes, then try saying “oxybuprocaine” instead of benoxinate.

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