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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7320 on: March 05, 2013, 09:22:09 AM »
I went to a new doctor yesterday. He is in a large building I was unfamiliar with. I checked the directory and it said his office was on the first floor. I walk all over the first floor and cannot find his office.  A lady at the information desk asked if she could help.

Me: Yes I am looking for Dr. Wonderful's office.
Her: Get in the elevator and go to the second floor.
Me: Oh, sorry I must have misread the directory, I thought it said first floor.
Her: No, he's on the first floor, this is the ground floor.
Me: Ohhh! So, I go to the first floor?
Her: No, get in the elevator go to the second floor.

So, I get in the elevator, push the 2. Go to second floor, get off. No Dr Wonderful, get back in the elevator go the 1st floor. Lo and behold there's his office!

I admit I was nervous about the appointment and a bit scatter brained, but she really made my brain hurt!!

Are you in the US?  This varies by country - we call the ground floor the "first" floor, but other places in the world the "first" floor is the first story (i.e. US second floor) and the ground floor is just the ground floor.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7321 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 #7322 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 #7323 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 #7324 on: March 05, 2013, 09:42:13 AM »
*snicker*
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7325 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 #7326 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 #7327 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 #7328 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 #7329 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 #7330 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 #7331 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 #7332 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 #7333 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 #7334 on: March 05, 2013, 12:27:09 PM »
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