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[#] Sat Jan 30 2021 20:10:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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"On premises" or "On Premise"

It is douchey corporate speak. Say "on site" it means the same thing, and it won't give grammar Nazis something to complain about, unless you print it out as on cite or on sight. 

You're totally not hip unless you shorten it to "on-prem"



[#] Sun Jan 31 2021 07:02:49 EST from zooer

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Me from the back of the room, "So you mean, 'here'?"



[#] Sun Jan 31 2021 22:18:30 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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(Heart)

 

Sun Jan 31 2021 07:02:49 EST from zooer

Me from the back of the room, "So you mean, 'here'?"



 



[#] Fri Feb 05 2021 09:02:13 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Me from the back of the room, "So you mean, 'here'?"

Exactly. I have this conversation on a daily basis, because my primary effort at work right now involves making a particular set of services available within our data centers, within third-party data centers, and in customer-premise environments, all in an identical way.

So the meaning of "on-prem" depends on who is saying it. As the service provider, "on-prem" should be in our data centers and "off-prem" should be at the customer's location, but our product people reverse it. Pedantry is my specialty, so I always say "customer prem".

[#] Tue Feb 09 2021 08:28:22 EST from zooer

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"yeah-no".  I think I have mentioned this before.  I spoke with my sister over the weekend, she says it all the time.  When we were not as socially isolated I would hear a lot of people saying it. The person saying it is acknowledging what you are saying but disagreeing or correcting something.

P1: "So you got about seven inches of snow?"

P2: "yeah-no, it was only about four."

 

Once you hear it a few times, you will hear it all the damn time.

 



[#] Fri Feb 12 2021 08:39:29 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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My father used to do a variation of this when I was a kid. 

He would tell you something, you would go, "are you serious?" 

And he would respond, "No... (just a long enough pause) I'm DEAD serious!" 

I'm not sure if it was intentional are just a strange inflection of speech he had. He also used to say, "I'll shit and fall back in it..." 

Which was a little more flexible. It could be a declaration of truth. "If I am not telling the truth, let me shit and fall back in it..." 

But also an expression of shock or surprise. "That is such an incredible thing to hear, if I were taking a dump, I would fall back into it once I was done on hearing this." 

I call these "redneck witticisms." My father was full of them, or I'll shit and fall back in it. 

 

Tue Feb 09 2021 08:28:22 EST from zooer

"yeah-no".  I think I have mentioned this before.  I spoke with my sister over the weekend, she says it all the time.  When we were not as socially isolated I would hear a lot of people saying it. The person saying it is acknowledging what you are saying but disagreeing or correcting something.

P1: "So you got about seven inches of snow?"

P2: "yeah-no, it was only about four."

 

Once you hear it a few times, you will hear it all the damn time.

 



 



[#] Sat Feb 20 2021 21:05:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I don't think I have a problem with that phrase. It's short for "yes I understand, and no I don't agree".

[#] Sun Feb 21 2021 05:43:13 EST from zooer

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yeahno



[#] Wed Feb 24 2021 19:25:39 EST from zooer

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"xxxxx be like...."

Example "That dog be like don't touch my food."



[#] Thu Feb 25 2021 14:10:32 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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White people aren't really *supposed* to use "be" in this manner. Eminem took heaps of shit for this at one point in his career. 

Does 

"The dog is like..." 

Or 

"The dog was all like..." 

Irritate you too? Not a leading question. Just curious. All three are grammatically incorrect - and very *Californian* slang - the latter two being "white versions" of the same sentiment. 

"So, then, I like, came in, and everyone was all like, "dude! you are like, totally bogus!" and so I was like, "what is this, like, some sort of inquisition or something, dude? Duh! It was like, stupid. And then their dog was like, "grrrr" and so, it was like a bad trip, so dude I like, split." 


 

Wed Feb 24 2021 19:25:39 EST from zooer

"xxxxx be like...."

Example "That dog be like don't touch my food."



 



[#] Thu Feb 25 2021 14:14:28 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Although, you can "be all like," as a Californian white person. The rules are complex. 


"be like" is different though. 

"She be all like, duh, that shit obvious..." *shakes head*

Is different than, "So you can't be all like, "duh, that shit is obvious, what are you, like STUPID?" *cocks head to side and drops jaw like, OMG!*

 


Thu Feb 25 2021 14:10:32 EST from ParanoidDelusions

White people aren't really *supposed* to use "be" in this manner. Eminem took heaps of shit for this at one point in his career. 

Does 

"The dog is like..." 

Or 

"The dog was all like..." 

Irritate you too? Not a leading question. Just curious. All three are grammatically incorrect - and very *Californian* slang - the latter two being "white versions" of the same sentiment. 

"So, then, I like, came in, and everyone was all like, "dude! you are like, totally bogus!" and so I was like, "what is this, like, some sort of inquisition or something, dude? Duh! It was like, stupid. And then their dog was like, "grrrr" and so, it was like a bad trip, so dude I like, split." 


 

Wed Feb 24 2021 19:25:39 EST from zooer

"xxxxx be like...."

Example "That dog be like don't touch my food."



 



 



[#] Thu Feb 25 2021 14:15:13 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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And "hella" is hella different than "hecka". 


Thu Feb 25 2021 14:14:28 EST from ParanoidDelusions

Although, you can "be all like," as a Californian white person. The rules are complex. 


"be like" is different though. 

"She be all like, duh, that shit obvious..." *shakes head*

Is different than, "So you can't be all like, "duh, that shit is obvious, what are you, like STUPID?" *cocks head to side and drops jaw like, OMG!*

 



[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 09:25:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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My daughter often says "It be like that sometimes!" (She knows it's lo-class and says it kind of tongue-in-cheek.)

I usually reply with "It be like that *all* the time!"

[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 14:01:33 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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See... unacceptable in mixed company. 

Ethnic - you're not allowed, unless in the company of a member or members of the appropriate ethnicity who allow it, and only with that select group. Should an unknown member of that ethnic group be in earshot or join the group, the privilege is revoked temporarily. 

 

Wed Mar 10 2021 09:25:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

My daughter often says "It be like that sometimes!" (She knows it's lo-class and says it kind of tongue-in-cheek.)

I usually reply with "It be like that *all* the time!"

 



[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 15:27:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Fuck that. People who are easily offended deserve to hear whatever offends them the most.

[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 16:39:42 EST from arabella

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Wed Mar 10 2021 03:27:50 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Fuck that. People who are easily offended deserve to hear whatever offends them the most.

Absolutely true



[#] Fri Mar 12 2021 14:00:03 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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The NSA data center in Utah has noted our opinion, and filed it away should it ever become useful. ;) 

 

Wed Mar 10 2021 15:27:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Fuck that. People who are easily offended deserve to hear whatever offends them the most.

 



[#] Fri Mar 19 2021 12:01:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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SST: "Dad jokes"

I don't mean stop telling the jokes. It dawned on me today that people are using that phrase in reference to me A LOT lately, including people not in my family. Someone in a meeting at work said yesterday "we aren't done until IG adds a dad joke".

I've had this same style of humor since I was a small child. It didn't change when my kids were born, it didn't change when they got older, it didn't change recently. But suddenly I am the one who tells "dad jokes".

[#] Fri Mar 19 2021 12:57:02 EDT from zooer

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yeah, you were born a dad.  Some people are born with it, for others Maybelline.  

 

I wish people would stop using the word "Karen" to describe a person who disagrees with another person.  Karen had a meaning at one time, now the slightest word is a Karen.... for example, this comment.



[#] Wed Mar 24 2021 15:50:32 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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It is more an observation about your aging ass than about the jokes you tell. :) 

Young men who make jokes like these are just "nerds" who tell "groaners". 

Older men become "Dad joke" tellers - but it is a great illustration of how society collectively is able to lie to itself to believe stereotypes. 

 

Fri Mar 19 2021 12:01:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

SST: "Dad jokes"

I don't mean stop telling the jokes. It dawned on me today that people are using that phrase in reference to me A LOT lately, including people not in my family. Someone in a meeting at work said yesterday "we aren't done until IG adds a dad joke".

I've had this same style of humor since I was a small child. It didn't change when my kids were born, it didn't change when they got older, it didn't change recently. But suddenly I am the one who tells "dad jokes".