Brrrr. Another chilly morning in Westsylvania. We need some summer in here. Stat. What the hell does “stat” mean, anyway? I know it means “fast” but where does the term come from, beside cheesy medical dramas? Anyone? Okay, then I’ll tell you because I wondered, for years, but didn’t wonder enough to ask someone or look it up.
“Stat” is from the Latin word statim, which means “instantly” or “immediately.” So there you go. This is an educational post.