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Only Simon Lucy can use pejorative in a sentence while...

..being seriously ill.

I has a pretty good idea what it meant but I decided to look it up anyway.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 8:17pm
::sigh::

another dropout programmer.

where do all the educated programmers hangout?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 8:19pm
I just used that word in an email.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 25th, 2006 8:20pm
educated?  or dropout?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 8:20pm
I'm still waiting on that essay on Double Bind.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 25th, 2006 8:21pm
wow, that reference went toally over my head.

double bind?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 8:21pm
Yeah, that's rolling around in the back of my head.

A double bind is a "no win situation." A-la "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" It's used a lot in abusive relationships.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 25th, 2006 8:23pm
Using reasonably obscure words in meetings is my favourite game -- you tell people there that they have dubious ancestry, that they have small brains, that they engage in deviant sexual practices, etc., safe in the knowledge that a) no-one's going to risk looking stupid by asking what you mean, and b) they'll have forgotten exactly what you said by the end of it so they won't be able to look it up.
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 8:23pm
"I just used that word in an email."

Must have been a great email!
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 8:23pm
"you tell people there that they have dubious ancestry,...<snip>..."

uhh..you *do* realise that ?off isn't normal, right?  you *cannot* say things like that too people in real life, right?  you dont do you?

do you?

mat?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 8:25pm
We're English we can call you cunts and you'd never know it, you might feel insulted but you couldn't put your finger on it.

As in 'I suppose that is how you do things there'.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 25th, 2006 8:27pm
You can, providing they don't know that's what you're saying.  Tuck "baseborn" into some long ramble about end-to-end value-managed processes (which I also throw in a lot just for fun -- sort of an inverse buzzword bingo), and no-one's any the wiser...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 8:29pm
if you insult someone.  and they dont notice.  has anyone been insulted?

Seriously, I dont see the point.  if you think someone is a cunt, and you want to express this feeling....why hide the utterances?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 8:37pm
Because we're English and if you understood you'd be English too and understand the joke we play on the rest of the world.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 25th, 2006 8:38pm
It's like that whole "Why climb a mountain?  Because it's there." kind of thing -- I do it because I can.

Also, if I have to waste half my day trying to drum some fairly simple concepts into the heads of people who a) don't really *need* to understand, b) lack sufficient background to be *able* to understand, c) will be asking me inane questions for days to come, d) are too *stupid* to understand, and e) with the knowledge that sooner or later I'll have to explain the same thing to a different bunch of knuckleheads, then goddamn it, I'm going to have some fun.  Plus, calling them idiots directly is both unsporting and unwise...

(I've also arranged graphs in Powerpoint presentations to resemble a giant phallus or the goatse image.  Childish, but it's that kind of thing that keeps me going... :)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 8:42pm
So'English' is another word for 'too fucking cowardly to speak out minds' ? 

that explains a *lot*
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 25th, 2006 9:27pm
Oh, no, I can call you a cunt-faced douchebag, but you can't get me fired...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 26th, 2006 4:03am
"Go forth and multiply" was always one of my favourites...
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes 
January 26th, 2006 5:18am
I would meander into a long winded joke, but I can't be bothered.  To cut a long story short, god told the animals to go forth and multiply, and they all did apart from a couple of snakes.  They told him they needed some chopped up wood, so he duly provided it, and lo there were baby snakes.  Curious, he asked why, and the snakes said "We're Adders; we need logs to multiply."
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 26th, 2006 12:39pm

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