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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7245 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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« Reply #7246 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 #7247 on: March 05, 2013, 08:42:13 AM »
*snicker*
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« Reply #7248 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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« Reply #7249 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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« Reply #7250 on: March 05, 2013, 10:59:16 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 #7251 on: March 05, 2013, 11:02:18 AM »
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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« Reply #7252 on: March 05, 2013, 11:03:23 AM »
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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« Reply #7253 on: March 05, 2013, 11:08:07 AM »
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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« Reply #7254 on: March 05, 2013, 11:23:51 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

Absolutely!  LOL ;D

You officially have the most awesome degree I've ever heard of!
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« Reply #7255 on: March 05, 2013, 11:27:09 AM »
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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« Reply #7256 on: March 05, 2013, 11:51:57 AM »
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.

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« Reply #7257 on: March 05, 2013, 11:55:02 AM »
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.

The first example, I thought he meant "the answer is ____"
Then you got to an actual example, and my face did this:   :o
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« Reply #7258 on: March 05, 2013, 12:18:06 PM »
Syntax brain hurt.

The phrase "Up to $50 or more" always makes my brain twitch. You can have something up to $50, or you can have something $50 or more, but please do not say that it is "up to $50 or more".
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« Reply #7259 on: March 05, 2013, 03:16:14 PM »
Syntax brain hurt.

The phrase "Up to $50 or more" always makes my brain twitch. You can have something up to $50, or you can have something $50 or more, but please do not say that it is "up to $50 or more".

There is a local shop that always has a CD sale rack with a sign saying "From under $10". I often wonder if they realise that that description includes every single number.
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