Medical Bad Pun

One of the nurses let fly an entirely unintentional pun the other day.

A patient with a lower GI bleed (blood loss into the colon basically) didn’t look good; quite pale, in fact.  Quoth the nurse: “His hemoglobin’s in the toilet.”

Upon realizing the funny, we laughed, then groaned.


  1. Very funny. I guess you can be thankful it wasnt in his boots.

  2. Actually, I don’t think that was a pun, more like a phrase intended figuratively that had an unintended literal meaning.

  3. And funny. Wish I could have been there.