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Elfmama

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7290 on: March 04, 2013, 03:13:37 PM »

It hurts my brain that their marketing folks DIDN'T - in this day and age, businesses need to take multiple cultures into consideration, lest they totally alienate a potential client base. Also, most of the folks I know who would be most interested in this development absolutely WILL associate both those names with those films, regardless of age. One of those films is something of a cinematic classic, even if it's not everyone's cup of tea.


Thank you! I wasn't quite sure how to respond, but this is perfect. And I had to do a couple of searches to make sure this wasn't a gag on his part, but apparently it's legit.
The folks at Universal Technical Institute didn't realize that the initials that they go by means something entirely different to the female half of humanity... (Yes, I know that men can get UTIs, but it's much rarer than for women.)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7291 on: March 04, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
2littlemonkeys, weren't you tempted to tell the male doctor "No uterus, no opinion"?  Because I would've been!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7292 on: March 04, 2013, 05:15:55 PM »

It hurts my brain that their marketing folks DIDN'T - in this day and age, businesses need to take multiple cultures into consideration, lest they totally alienate a potential client base. Also, most of the folks I know who would be most interested in this development absolutely WILL associate both those names with those films, regardless of age. One of those films is something of a cinematic classic, even if it's not everyone's cup of tea.


Thank you! I wasn't quite sure how to respond, but this is perfect. And I had to do a couple of searches to make sure this wasn't a gag on his part, but apparently it's legit.
The folks at Universal Technical Institute didn't realize that the initials that they go by means something entirely different to the female half of humanity... (Yes, I know that men can get UTIs, but it's much rarer than for women.)

Before the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute was called the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute (PCI) it was called Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. All fine and dandy, til someone points out that your acronym (PICA) is also a name for a disorder where people eat things that shouldn't be eaten! :D My former high school science teacher apparently pointed that out to them.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7293 on: March 04, 2013, 08:57:59 PM »
Many, many years ago, my employer did a reorganization and created a unit that my boss named "Research and Technical Services" and asked me to be in charge of it. I asked him if he had ever thought about the acronym. He hadn't.

At the first meeting of the new group, I asked them what they felt about the name and if they wanted to come up with another one. They thought it was pretty cool, so it stayed. And, until I moved on, my informal job title was Heat Rat.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7294 on: March 04, 2013, 10:29:49 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.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7295 on: March 05, 2013, 06:43:14 AM »
My project's initials are PMS.    :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7296 on: March 05, 2013, 08:18:37 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!!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7297 on: March 05, 2013, 08:22:09 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 #7298 on: March 05, 2013, 08:27:26 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 #7299 on: March 05, 2013, 08:33:37 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 #7300 on: March 05, 2013, 08:36:01 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 #7301 on: March 05, 2013, 08:42:13 AM »
*snicker*
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7302 on: March 05, 2013, 09:43:07 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 #7303 on: March 05, 2013, 10:05:42 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 #7304 on: March 05, 2013, 10:14:12 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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