Archive for April, 2007

watch your diction

April 26th, 2007 5 comments

Boss: “Hey guys, they’ve cleared out the fishbowl so keep your junk in your pants”

Translation: “There’s a customer in the meeting room and they’ve lowered the opacity on the glass walls looking into the NOC, so please be on your best behavior”

gotta hand it to him for economy of words

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Not quite burnt umber…

April 6th, 2007 1 comment

Worst case of engrish I can remember seeing:

Mother had to explain to daughter, 7 origin of `totally unacceptable’ word on wrapping of furniture built overseas

At first I thought this was a joke article from some onion-like publication or something. Turns out it’s just some twisted sort of engrish. Or at least I would hope so

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nerd alert

April 5th, 2007 2 comments

Nerd venting/musing behind the cut. Not even going to bother with cliffnotes for non-nerds… I promise you’re not missing out on anything cool.

PCI what?

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Aww, crap

April 5th, 2007 1 comment

How to know you’re having a shitty day:

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese woman survived a plunge from a sixth-floor balcony thanks to a convenient pile of excrement which broke her fall, local media said.

“She probably stretched out too far and fell … right on to a 20 cm-thick heap of excrement.”

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