Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Business deal

I might get a part time guy (4 hours per day) for 1800 lei (about $500). A top guy from the same university department like I graduated.
Permalink Send private email Io 
April 13th, 2018 1:07pm
Who gave you this present?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 13th, 2018 1:08pm
Io, I'll do your coding for 1 hour/day at $500 dollar rate. I'm fast and agile.
Permalink DrNo 
April 13th, 2018 1:09pm
Bonus: I know stocks/options trading.
Permalink DrNo 
April 13th, 2018 1:10pm
@DrNo: I'm really considering it, although you're 4x more expensive than my original option.

@Lotti: a friend of mine who, apart from his own business, also works as faculty.
Permalink Send private email Io 
April 13th, 2018 1:22pm
> works as faculty

??? (at the?)
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 13th, 2018 2:19pm
I think old European is "at the".

But hipster English no longer says that, it's faculty, plain and simple :P
Permalink Io 
April 13th, 2018 2:27pm
I hate that murdering of words.

Words are the oldest tools we all use all the time, and while their meaning can and will change over time, I hate it when discontinuity is created by stupid fashion nitwits.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 13th, 2018 3:11pm
What Io meant to say is that this guy works as a member of faculty of the university where Io graduated from. We do say that in America: he is a member of university faculty; he is a college professor.
Permalink DrPepper 
April 13th, 2018 3:22pm
Try reading 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' by Robert Heinlein!
Permalink Marius Moga 
April 13th, 2018 3:41pm
Yes I understand the cause for this error.

But it defies the meaning of the word. The faculty is a grouping of people, part of an institution. The person is an individual who doesn't work as faculty, but on some individual task. The faculty is not there to do that work, it is there to coordinate that work.

And in this case, faculty is the connection between Io and this person, and not something that man does for a living.

So this kind of word transferral has raped and gutted the original meaning.

The fact that a whole population of retards shares that practice doesn't make it any better.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 13th, 2018 3:42pm
I don't understand what Io said about hipster usage of the English language either. He clearly didn't use correct English grammar in the sentence. However, he isn't a native speaker or lives in a country where English is spoken by many people. Hence, I give him a pass.
Permalink DrPepper 
April 13th, 2018 3:45pm
I'm more agile than Dr. No.

But I charge more because I'm highly experienced in being agile.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 
April 13th, 2018 6:01pm
But, but...

If it's correct to say "he's faculty stuff", is it wrong to have the "stuff" word implicitly? "He's faculty [stuff]". Implicit.

It doesn't occur to me at the moment but I'm sure there are lots of cases with this sort of implicit words in English.
Permalink Io 
April 14th, 2018 4:27am
He's 40 [years old].

You're not arguing that the guy is actually some sort of abstract number if I don't specifically mention it's his age I'm talking about.

So I don't think "he's faculty" is anything different.
Permalink Io 
April 14th, 2018 4:33am
s/stuff/staff :D
Permalink Io 
April 14th, 2018 4:38am
> "He's faculty [stuff]"

It's the use of 'as' in your sentence that didn't make sense.

Like you can't like throw like in like any word at like any place, unless like your mind is like a mess.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 14th, 2018 5:59am
FFS, "as faculty" is simply short for "as a member of the faculty" not much different from "cast X as integer"
Permalink Trog 
April 16th, 2018 3:22am
Also, I would think:

ON the faculty
AT the facility
Permalink Trog 
April 16th, 2018 3:24am
'As faculty' usage is pretty common.

Similarly two people 'on staff' could have the following conversation:

q) 'Is he faculty?'.

a) 'Yes, he's in the HR department'.
Permalink Maud Richard 
April 16th, 2018 3:49am
Invalid cast.

Consider the load of crap you get from people using this kind of language

http://missioncollege.edu/student_services/student_equity/do_as_faculty.html
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 16th, 2018 2:22pm
Lotti as usual is totally incapable of admitting that he's wrong, his arrogance is more German than Dutch.
Permalink Clara Boris 
April 16th, 2018 3:13pm
Did you parse that crap?

That is what you get from this kind of language use.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 16th, 2018 3:57pm

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