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Education Today I learned (TIL)........

Discussion in 'General' started by Kronos, 20 Jan 2018.

  1. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I wonder how much a nugget would be worth?
     
  2. blackerthanblack

    blackerthanblack Minimodder

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    TIL that my work supplied USB-C to Displayport adapter is warm to the touch, even though the laptop and monitor have been switched off through the weekend. Which means it must still be drawing current.
     
  3. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    TIL; these here new fancy flat monitors aren't as forgiving or as useful at hiding at hiding a cable management abortion than their CRT forebears
     
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  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    TIL Saunders Waterford cotton paper is nigh indestructible and just does, not , curl up no matter how wet it becomes. Too bad it costs several quid per sheet.

    Embrace the desk tentacle monster, for it will surely embrace you!
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    TIL that I have been saying the name of the Optometrist I work with wrong and he just hasn't been correcting me.

    I've been working with him for just over a year... much guilt.
     
  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Michael Rosen was discussing this on radio 4 this afternoon.
    A lot of people accept the mistake and it becomes more of a problem to people saying it wrong...
     
  7. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Mispronunciation is one thing. But when someone is replying to me in an email, or messaging me, and they still get my name wrong despite the fact that it's RIGHT FREAKIN' THERE IN FRONT OF THEIR FACE...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Yep, with you there Byron.
    Many can't cope with my full first name and manage to mangle it.

    Someone I email regularly still gets it wrong after 10+ years! I tried making my signature bold to emphasise it, but no joy. It is, admittedly a valid alternative spelling of my name, but not the one I was issued with.
     
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  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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  10. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    A lad I worked with announced to the office that someone on his LinkedIn had wrote a lengthy post on the importance of spelling a name correctly when communicating between company and client, and the sender of the email must be stupid for spelling a name incorrectly.

    It was me. The person in question was called Arron. I’d wrote Aaron (as far as I’m concerned, the correct spelling). I’d also emailed a second time to apologise for the error, but there was no mention of that in the post.

    I learned that day to triple check name spelling.
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    My OH after spelling her name out on the phone has had more than one person ask her "are you sure?"

    :duh:
     
  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    My wife had an area manager who, despite being corrected numerous times, insisted on spelling her name incorrectly and, even claimed her spelling was the correct one. My wife is a very calm and tolerant person but I'm still not sure how she resisted whacking the moron with a meat-hook.
     
  13. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    Y'all don't know you're born, try having a name with an apostrophe and double capital letters.
    It's a piece of P to say, but try entering it on any IT systems anywhere ever and you're getting nowhere, and the arguments with a couple of my daughters teachers a while back irked some too, FFS of course we know how to spell our own name, that lead to a few ehated discussions at parent's evenings
     
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  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Pfft, sownds reet posh tuh me - i'l cry nay tears for ya.

    :p
     
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  15. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Today I learned how to properly store fresh produce before I thought wrapping them with a cling wrapper will do the job, heck I'm wrong.
     
  16. IamJudd

    IamJudd Modder

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    My last name is Judd... being called Mr Jude by most people is annoying to no end.
     
  17. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Hey Joodd, don't be annoyed,
    Just throw a wobbler,
    And declare you're Judd not Juuuude!

    /next number 1 hit song :lol:
     
  18. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    I'd be calling you Mr V10 all the time because Judd engined racing cars were my childhood.
     
  19. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Bloody annoying isn't it Bryan.











    :eyebrow:
     
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  20. oscy

    oscy Modder

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    That the keyboard I've had for a decade has USB ports on the back.
     

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