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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7320 on: March 05, 2013, 09:27:26 AM »
Yes, I am in the US. I should have realized it right away, but when she said second floor it confused me!  :o

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7321 on: March 05, 2013, 09:33:37 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

I'm on the mailing-list for the Freelance Academy Press... and yes, they use the acronym. It always makes me go  :o  >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7322 on: March 05, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

I'm on the mailing-list for the Freelance Academy Press... and yes, they use the acronym. It always makes me go  :o  >:D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7323 on: March 05, 2013, 09:42:13 AM »
*snicker*
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7324 on: March 05, 2013, 10:43:07 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

Ah, but is it a Bachelor of Science degree?  :D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7325 on: March 05, 2013, 11:05:42 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

Ah, but is it a Bachelor of Science degree?  :D

I have a friend with a B.S. in Biostats which our university abbreviated as B.S.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7326 on: March 05, 2013, 11:14:12 AM »
We recently started a new project whose acronym was PNS.  Try saying it quickly, and you'll know why it got changed to PNM.  :D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7327 on: March 05, 2013, 11:59:16 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

Ah, but is it a Bachelor of Science degree?  :D

I have a friend with a B.S. in Biostats which our university abbreviated as B.S.

My SO has a B.S. in Electronic Marketing, and a PHD (his high school diploma from a school starting with a P). We’ve made many jokes about that, particularly since he thinks most of his company’s practices are well… B.S.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7328 on: March 05, 2013, 12:02:18 PM »
I have to say I agree. Both movies have infiltrated popular culture to a greater or lesser extent - they're not just movies anymore. l vote marketing fail.

Makes me wonder if someone did the name it in as a joke expecting it to get caught, and it just swooooshed by the marketing people.

I've done that a few times - deliberately created an acronym and waited for somebody to catch it, or put a joke name in as a placeholder and had it make it to the final.  That's actually how a set of streets ended up named after my family members.

I'm pretty sure the creators of the South Lake Union Trolley knew exactly what they were doing  >:D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7329 on: March 05, 2013, 12:03:23 PM »
There is a beauty school across the street from my office.  IBS School of Cosmetology.  Can't figure out who decided that was a great name!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7330 on: March 05, 2013, 12:08:07 PM »
I have to say I agree. Both movies have infiltrated popular culture to a greater or lesser extent - they're not just movies anymore. l vote marketing fail.

Makes me wonder if someone did the name it in as a joke expecting it to get caught, and it just swooooshed by the marketing people.

I've done that a few times - deliberately created an acronym and waited for somebody to catch it, or put a joke name in as a placeholder and had it make it to the final.  That's actually how a set of streets ended up named after my family members.

I'm pretty sure the creators of the South Lake Union Trolley knew exactly what they were doing  >:D

Yeah, that problem dawned on them and it's officially named the South Lake Union Streetcar. Took all the fun out of it...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7331 on: March 05, 2013, 12:21:50 PM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

Ah, but is it a Bachelor of Science degree?  :D

Absolutely!  LOL ;D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7332 on: March 05, 2013, 12:23:51 PM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

My college degree is in Applied Social Science.   Yeah, I have a degree in that.

Ah, but is it a Bachelor of Science degree?  :D

Absolutely!  LOL ;D

You officially have the most awesome degree I've ever heard of!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7333 on: March 05, 2013, 12:27:09 PM »
And then there's the should-be-an-urban-legend-but-isn't story behind the Wgasa, the monorail at the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park. (Warning: naughty word)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7334 on: March 05, 2013, 12:51:57 PM »
My DH was trying to explain a quiz where you have clues to try and figure out the answer to an unknown question.   

Him: So it will come up and say the answer is "blank" and .....
Me: Wait, when does it come up and tell you what the answer is?
Him: It doesn't tell you the answer.
Me:  But you just said it comes up and gives you the answer.
Him: No I didn't, now listen. So after you finish these clues and you get them right, it will come up and say the "answer is blank".
Me: OK, so after you complete this portion of the game, it gives you the answer and then you have to figure out what the question was?
Him: No, it doesn't tell you what the answer is.  That's not what I said.
Me: Never, mind. I give up.

Next day, he decides to try again using an example of a game he completed.
Him: So I completed all of these answers. When the game came up and said the answer is "vaneeer", I knew I needed to...
Me: Wait, I need to understand when does it come up and tell you the answer.
Him:  Why do you keep asking me that?  It doesn't give you the answer.
Me: You just said it came up and told you the answer was vaneer.
Him: No I didn't, why are you making this so difficult?
Me:  Never mind.

I still don't know what he is talking about and he thinks I'm just being completely obtuse.