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Glossary :) [Dec. 11th, 2002|01:36 pm]
Peter Sheil
Our company is being merged with (read taken over by) another. As part of the trickle of information we are getting about what is going on (and who will be part of the 6% redundancy) we are going to have a "Glossary of Terms" to help people in the two companies understand each other :)

This is one guy's response - copied from The Washington Post. Enjoy.

Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent

Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

Gargoyle (n.), an olive-flavored mouthwash.

Coffee (n.), a person who is coughed upon.

Flatulence (n.) the emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

Semantics (n.), pranks conducted by young men studying for the priesthood,including such things as gluing the pages of the priest's prayer book together just before vespers.

Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified demeanor assumed by a proctologist immediately before he examines you.

Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions.

Circumvent (n.), the opening in the front of boxer shorts.

Frisbatarianism (n.), The belief that, when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

We could also invent our own technical terms by taking any word from the dictionary, and alter it by adding, subtracting or changing one letter, and supply a new definition:

Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the reader who doesn't get it.

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very high.

Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these, really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like a serious bummer.

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the Taxation Office, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

And, best of all...

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid AND an a**hole.

[Source Washington Post]
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2002-12-11 05:55 am (UTC)

6%

Hope you aren't one of the 6% Peter. Take Care.

I've never heard of most of those humourous versions of those words.

Are you going to the lj meet up as usual next week? If so, see you there.

Roxy641

Our company is being merged with (read taken over by) another. As part of the trickle of information we are getting about what is going on (and who will be part of the 6% redundancy) we are going to have a "Glossary of Terms" to help people in the two companies understand each other
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-12-11 05:57 am (UTC)

Re: 6%

Are you going to the lj meet up as usual next week?

At the moment I plan to - hope to see you then.
peter
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From: occipitaldruid
2002-12-11 06:16 am (UTC)
hahahah!
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2002-12-11 07:02 am (UTC)
"Semantics (n.), pranks conducted by young men studying for the priesthood,including such things as gluing the pages of the priest's prayer book together just before vespers."
Me thinks I have been a prime example in my life of Semantics...only now and again. :-D
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-12-11 09:41 am (UTC)

Re:

so what was your /best/ prank? (that you can tell us about)
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2002-12-11 11:25 am (UTC)

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Well, once I went to a retreat (religious) and found which room the head Pastor would be staying in and talked the folks into letting us (me and sister) place flowers in the room. We put cellaphane over the toilet (under the seat) and then filled the bathtub with water and a huge goldfish. I have others but we may not want to go there. *grin*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-12-11 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re:

:)
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