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[#] Fri Aug 07 2020 16:04:01 EDT from nristen

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Hmmm...  At the different tech companies I have worked for in the past, I came to believe that the benefit of shortening a name can go overboard.  At one company the president took pride in coming up with names that would make humorous ancronyms.  The problem with this is the names often did not accurately describe the product or service.

I believe that when salesmen use obscure acronyms, they are trying to appear like they know more than they really do or they are trying to intimidate their clients.  Red Flags go up for me when I hear that.

 

 



[#] Wed Sep 23 2020 09:15:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Intel has a 2 week indoctr- orientation period where they send you to
IntelU and one of the classes is a day long session on learning

When people spy on them, are they gathering intel?

[#] Sun Nov 08 2020 15:01:51 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed Sep 23 2020 09:15:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Intel has a 2 week indoctr- orientation period where they send you to
IntelU and one of the classes is a day long session on learning

When people spy on them, are they gathering intel?

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[#] Tue Jan 12 2021 14:55:31 EST from zooer

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The fucking word "Partner", I hate this fucking word when it is used with a relationship.

I understood when it was used in a serious long term relationship between members of the same sex.  This use of the word made sense, but it is now being use for any relationship because saying "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" is not P.C.  



[#] Tue Jan 12 2021 15:16:38 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sure this has already been mentioned in this room. 

"We're pregnant". 

No. She is. You sir, are NOT pregnant. 

 



[#] Wed Jan 13 2021 17:54:08 EST from darknetuser

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2021-01-12 15:16 from ParanoidDelusions
Sure this has already been mentioned in this room. 

"We're pregnant". 

No. She is. You sir, are NOT pregnant. 

 


First time I have heard that.

"We're pregnant" in a regular couple sucks and both of them should be given some sense with a baseball bat.

[#] Wed Jan 13 2021 19:34:51 EST from zooer

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It is the kind of couple where both of them are in an avatar/profile picture.



[#] Wed Jan 13 2021 20:13:55 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Laughing Out Loud Lol GIF by GIPHY Studios Originals - Find & Share on GIPHY

He is right. :) 

 

Wed Jan 13 2021 19:34:51 EST from zooer

It is the kind of couple where both of them are in an avatar/profile picture.



 



[#] Wed Jan 13 2021 20:15:09 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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When a man says this when his wife isn't around - is the worst. 

"Oh, you're not married, you're indentured." 

 



[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 19:08:34 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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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. 

 



[#] Sun Jan 17 2021 21:05:03 EST from zooer

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"Just Sayin'"



[#] Sun Jan 17 2021 21:15:26 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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We had a black dude working with us, from Long Beach. He was a former crip who got shot in the head and was flat line for more than a minute. He was an interesting dude. He described seeing his brains on the wall before he passed out. 

Anyhow... I'm from Northern California, and we're a blood down. When I was a kid in my early 20's I was part of a group that called itself "The Land Park White Boys," or LPWB. There was another group, not as involved as us, who called themselves The Land Park Polo Posse. It was all tongue-in-cheek in the early 90s when NWA was breaking out. But, theoretically, LPWB did have some deep contacts with the bloods. At some point, these younger kids, like, Freshmen at the high school, decided to tag LPWB in some of the ghetto areas - and some of the soldiers from the bloods had crossed those tags out with red ink. We ended up having to have a fairly high level conversation with some of their sergeants about tagging our gang in their territory and how that shit would get us killed. The kids who had been doing it got a pretty hard lesson in why they couldn't do that, even joking around. 

And around that time, the local paper ran a piece on "The rise of suburban white street gangs," and sure enough, both LPWB and The Land Park Polo Posse made the list. We were already being investigated for a ton of accusations way before we came up with the stupid name - but that put the Sacramento Gang Task Force on our asses too. 

It was a weird time in my life. 

nowhutumsayin'? 

The guys at the office still give me a bad time when I accidently let that one drop out - and it is a bad language pattern I picked up during that time in my life. The dude from Long Beach loved it, though. He had more "realtalk" with me than anyone else in the company... the black, ex-convict, once-dead, former Crip from Long Beach and the white, middle aged, affluent, suburban white honorary-916-Blood.

 

 

Sun Jan 17 2021 21:05:03 EST from zooer

"Just Sayin'"



 



[#] Sun Jan 17 2021 21:20:32 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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The Sargent we talked to was smart and spoke to us clearly and without street slang, other than saying, "Listen, my n***as all dumb AF. They see your tag on their territory, that a claim against our organization - and they won't tolerate that from no one, and if I tell them to ignore it, they'll think I'm weak and cap me. They don't understand you playin'. I do - but that won't matter when you dead. So stop fuckin' around before you get yourself dead." Something pretty much like that, anyhow. 

I was way more afraid of his homies than the 21 Jump Street looking cop that ran the gang task force. 



[#] 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".