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12:45 pm - yrstupd.TIF
When we receive a fax, it's delivered as an e-mail attachment. The faxes have to be placed in our online document imaging system, so every time I get one I have to save the file to a network drive, and the filename is always Attach1. Obviously I have to change the filenames or each new one will overwrite the last one, so I usually just hit a bunch of keys at random and press enter. The random filenames don't matter because the imaging system assigns its own names. This is an automated process, so there's no reason anyone should ever see what I type. With me so far? Good. Here's where it gets stupid:

This morning I was presented by one of my coworkers with a list of filenames she considered offensive or derisive. The list is a couple of pages long (one filename and the date I used it on each line), and looks more like a list of pronouncable filenames than offensive ones. Thankfully, she came directly to me without speaking to a manager first, probably because she doesn't handle incoming faxes and has no business poking around in the "to be imaged" folder. It's not her job. Anyway, here are a few entries from the list:
  • lig (March 8)
  • foy (March 21, May 5, May 10)
  • spuck (March 16, April 11, April 19, April 22, April 28, May 23)
  • klitz (April 28)
  • sdigit (May 3)
  • pwirna (May 5)
  • a woakt (May 10)
  • droik (May 17)
  • muvwuno (May 19)
  • funk (May 26)
I had to assure and reassure her that I had been naming the files at random, to which she replied "well then why not just type in gibberish?"

I responded that I thought most of them are gibberish.

"What about this one?" she asked, pointing at "0-wjd."

"Oh dash whijjid?" I said.

"Zero, would Jesus do."

I have to admit that I was surprised to see "klitz" and "funk" in there, and that after spending five minutes hitting keys at random, I haven't typed "spuck" once (let alone six times). Translating "0-wjd" into anti-Christian sentiment written in a hybrid of Yoda and l33t5p34k, however, is a stretch of over analysis that even Jerry Falwell wouldn't attempt.

On the other hand, this is the woman who prefers "bugger" to "darn," because darn is a derivative of "damn," while bugger "isn't rude or profane at all." That's a direct quote.

She's sitting at her desk right now with headphones on, quietly singing "The Farmer in the Dell," which can't possibly be what she's listening to.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
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From:spidermoon77
Date:May 26th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)

Hmmm...

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If it is who I think it is, it could certianly well be :)
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 26th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Hmmm...

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If my guess as to your guess is as correct as I guess it is, I'd guess that you're probably guessing the right person. I know what she listens to though, and I don't think she is listening to The Farmer in the Dell. Possibly talk radio.
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From:r3507
Date:May 26th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
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If I were in your shoes, I'd start naming files "Shining_Happy" and "Fluffy_Kittens" and suchlike just to see if she continued to pay attantion. Also, to see if her appreciation of irony is as lacking as her knowledge of British slang.
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 27th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
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Apparently that definition of "bugger" is neither confined to Britain, nor is it considered slang, as per this South Carolinan news story.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 27th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)

djdty

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I wach A LOT of brit tv and i know exatctly what Bugger means and i laffedmy "arse" off well befor i cliked the link.
just imajaning her saying bugger insted of "darn" it only makes me laff more. and i vowe to use bugger in my vocab more offtin
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:May 27th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
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Bah, just name every file "bugger"; "bugger1"; "bugger2"...
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From:evil_jim
Date:May 27th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)

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Those may be taken as suggestions... Good idea!
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From:croxtethscouser
Date:May 27th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
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On the other hand, this is the woman who prefers "bugger" to "darn," because darn is a derivative of "damn," while bugger "isn't rude or profane at all." That's a direct quote.


for feck's sake don't ever let this woman sit in a UK pub of a Friday night!!!!

It never ceases to amaze me on American TV...which British words they Bleep... They bleep sh*t, dam*, f*uck etc and leave shag, pillock, bollocks, bugger, wanker etc...really makes me laugh!
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 27th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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This does amaze me, since most of those words retain their definition. The one exception is wanker. I heard a lecture on TV censorship given my a professor once where he pointed out that wanker has been redefined by Americans as a synonym for jerk. Oddly, the definition of wank has not changed.
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From:crabmoon
Date:May 27th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)

complete cow

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i remember getting into a massive argumant with my boss over the meaning of blue balls, other employees joined in and it turns out in different states, there appear to be two different definitions. http://health.discovery.com/centers/sex/sexpedia/blueballs.html this is the one i'm familair with (sniker sniker) i mean, have heard. I can't seem to find his. But point being it's well accepted.
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 27th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)

Re: complete cow

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I'm a little paranoid about clicking that link at work, but the definition I'm thinking of is a medical one and I've heard it from other people so I think it's got to be the same as yours. What was your boss' definition?
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From:crabmoon
Date:May 28th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: complete cow

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That it was from too much sex, weird, huh?
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