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    We all love talking to people (*cough* teachers *cough*) who for some reason believe they should try to speak to us on the same level we talk between ourselves, what funny mis-pronounciations have you heard when they bright and intelligent creatures have tried techie speak?

    One funy I heard was referring to a netgear wireless adapter as the 'netgar thingy' - cant they read.

    Also heard an engligh teacher tell me the machine had gone into the 'bee-oss'

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Saying UBS rather than USB is the favorite here.

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Saying it's broken. When it's not.

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    I've had someone asking me to order a vdv player!

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    That reminds me I have been asked for a VD player before

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    But is that from the same people who go on T'Internet and use George Formby Grills!

    Andy.

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Hmmm wonder how many people actually think they are called "VD" players after Peter Kaye? Staff here get realy mixed up over USB Pen drives, one calls them a "Flash", others "Dooberies" or the realy technical "Thing".

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Ours thought they'd been given new whistles when they first arrived!

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    But is that from the same people who go on T'Internet and use George Formby Grills!

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    LOL!

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Yeah, but the really strange thing is, and possibly quite disturbing, is we know EXACTLY what they are talking about.

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    Slightly off topic but funny none the less.

    One of the best things i've witnessed was when I was a student. I was in the tech room chatting to the guys when a teacher appeared at the door saying there was a problem with the printer. Without hesitating the network manager looked to the piece of paper stuck to the back of the door right next to where the teacher was standing, which consisted of 4 coloumns which you pick any word from coloumns 1,2 & 3 but the fourth is optional.

    he retorted with "oh right... thats got to be PCI Kernal Modulation Bus"

    the teacher replied, "yeah thats what I thought it was." 8O !!

    Any one done anything as sinister as that?

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    rofl

    love it might have to try that going off topic even more..

    there is a book by scott adams called joy of work http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...082156-1339859 and lhas some really funny stuff to try out at work...

    one classic is reducing height of a collegues chair a little bit each day and then inlist other staff to make comments like 'that new hairstyle no must be angle looking at you then'

    russ

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    If you really want to have a laugh about that sort of thing, but to the extreme, read BOFH on the register website. Somebody from the LGfL forum pointed it out to me and I was hooked after that!

    He mentions a daily flip chart with various random techie expressions to use as excuses from time to time.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    The past couple of months it hasn't been quite so regular has it?

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    Re: funnymis-pronounciations

    just read the title of the thread how ironic!



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