It is quite apparent that your speech gets affected by the Company you keep!
Or may be the Company you work with.
The choice of words of your vocal speech gets affected to the core. When I worked with Convergys as a Quality Evaluator, as any other work-place, we were all dependent on communicating via email. “Documentation” was the word. Any important update or any relevant Information was downloaded through email. So much so that even the printer icon was being forwarded so that could be installed on individual systems. Once connected through LAN, only one printer could take the print job/command from several connecting computers.
Why I am telling you this is because we had started forwarding almost everything!
- “Forward the chair” or slide that chair towards me.
- “Forward the glass of water”…
- “Forward the head- phones please”
My present boss talks of having “forwarded” through snail mail. I always thought it was sent maybe.
That’s not all. He says “move the screen up” instead of “scroll down”. It’s been 3 years, I am yet to adjust to his lingo.
Late last night just before hitting the sack, I looked around out of the window murmering, “The fog hasn’t posted itself yet”.
So much so for blogging and posting and putting up a post.. I didn’t realize that fog doesn’t post. It gets foggy instead. Well, since I had said that out loud, I heard myself saying it the wrong way- realizing the mistake.
Let me gain some sanity. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
The thought of forwarding a chair is hilarious.
Your boss must be a man of positive thinking ,Olivia
yeah, tell me about it!!
Only a nerd can understand his lingo- no offence meant to the nerds though 🙂
Clever observations, my dear Olivia. Well done …
Hope ou had a lovely weekend.
Oh yeah- I did- ogling at the idiot box for as long as I could.. hahaha
Posted fog, that’s funny. And my Brit friend has her wellies, her car boot and bonnet, and other fun things for me to hear and try to decode!
Seems we all follow our own lil dictionary! Yeah- decoding could give some stress 🙂
The blogosphere is taking over! Cunning linguists take note!
lolssss.. you bet!
It would be too late by the time they actually do!
The Celebrate Poet of Spring 2011 Awards: Awesome and well deserved! ~becca~
Thank you Becca- you are so sweet xoxox
Ha ha, that’s sounds like it must be so annoying
tell me about it-
He screams as if stabbed if I try to tell him the right word or fail to understand his mumblings.. 😦
lol. love hearing how people say things differently…all part of the culture eh? (see i been reading too many canadian bloggers) things start blending together…
I tell you Brian, this regional dictionary takes us all by surprise! I think I should compile a post about that too!
Kind wishes xx
I’m glad that we are saved and linking after we hit publish. If you have time please ping back that is if the line isn’t busy. Comments please 🙂
witty n clever! 😀
Scroll the screen, forward the chair, post the fog,…….absolutely great. If you’re not speaking the same language after 3 years, that would be funny but still confusing.
Dan- it scoops the grey matter out of my mind at times!
Funny, sure it is 🙂
Hey, excellent. I like the audio element. Well done.
New Poem UP:
Pull of the Sun
Thank you Shawn! 🙂