“Ah’m no wanting to be ower pernicketie Doctor F. but I think there’s somethin awry here, I jist canni put ma finger on it.”
pernicketie, pirnickitie: very precise, obsessed by detail, fussy.
“I do not want to be overly fussy Doctor F. but I think there is something not quite right here, I just can’t put my finger on it.”
Spot the mistake.
It’s true that surgeons sometimes sign the limb they will amputate later.