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Old 10-19-2006, 10:40 PM   #21
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I attended Chicago public schools K - 12, so reading and writing are clearly not my strong points.
I've heard many people say things like that and I've never understood it. I went to Boston public schools K-12 and I think I can read and write reasonably well. Are Chicago public schools much different than Boston public schools or any other public schools for that matter? Are reading and writing not strongpoints for everyone that goes to Chicago public schools?

You may have intended it to be a joke, so I may be taking your words too seriously, but I have heard many people say things like this as a statement of fact to try to explain why they haven't succeeded in something.
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Re: Something I never noticed before
Old 10-20-2006, 05:53 AM   #22
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I attended Chicago public schools K - 12, so reading and writing are clearly not my strong points. But, it still seems silly to say "your" instead of "you're" when you mean the contraction of "you are."
What schools youbet? I went to Sutherland Grammar School and Morgan Park HS.

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Old 10-20-2006, 07:21 AM   #23
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And I thought this was going to be around a 10 post thread at the most. Now you're making me more concious of my spelling and grammer, what have you done to me? As for Firefox, never heard of it. And I'm not rechecking for spelling this time. pffft.
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:44 AM   #24
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My great uncle was a high school principal. After that gig he got into selling
feed/seed to farmers (lots of those around here). My Dad noticed his
speech and grammar got a bit fractured after a while. Uncle sez..........
"Yep, I just talk so they can understand me".

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Old 10-20-2006, 08:55 AM   #25
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I think you are wrong about this. She is setting apart the letter "L". She is not suggesting that her sentence is a quote, as for example, "Astro said the other day that she really likes the letter L."

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I also cannot stand the word "pro-active."

I know someone who always says, "don't be re-active, be pro-active." Huh?
Another abomination: "incentivize", and its butt-ugly cousin "incent". It disturbs me that they are appearing in dictionaries; I know language is evolutionary, but really....
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I'll tell ya, this english language is getting as complicated as investing to me.
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Another abomination: "incentivize", and its butt-ugly cousin "incent". It disturbs me that they are appearing in dictionaries; I know language is evolutionary, but really....
End of old phart rant.
The same guy I know that says proactive also uses "incentivize." Yucky yucky yuck.
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What schools youbet? I went to Sutherland Grammar School and Morgan Park HS.

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Don...... Oriole Park Grammar School and Taft High. Wife went to Schurz and her brothers went to Lane Tech. Grew up around 7600W and 5400N.
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The same guy I know that says proactive also uses "incentivize." Yucky yucky yuck.
Oh, do NOT get me started on corporate, dilbert-speak. I've has my fill of words used in the incorrect context. Things such as: "reach out", "radar", "great call out". There's more, but I don't want to remember :P. I'm still detoxifying from voluntary termination from a six year stint at mega corp.
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The same guy I know that says proactive also uses "incentivize." Yucky yucky yuck.
Nice to find others feel as I do about "proactive". I wince every time I hear
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I think my grammer and spelling is pretty good considering English is my second language. When I figure out what my first language is I'll be all set!
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Oh, do NOT get me started on corporate, dilbert-speak. I've has my fill of words used in the incorrect context. Things such as: "reach out", "radar", "great call out". There's more, but I don't want to remember :P. I'm still detoxifying from voluntary termination from a six year stint at mega corp.
It must be empowering to have pulled the trigger and be moving forward and taking the next steps towards using your core competencies. At the end of the day, we are on the same page.
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It must be empowering to have pulled the trigger and be moving forward and taking the next steps towards using your core competencies. At the end of the day, we are on the same page.
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It must be empowering to have pulled the trigger and be moving forward and taking the next steps towards using your core competencies. At the end of the day, we are on the same page.
It's a strange feeling. Sometimes the universe works in odd ways in terms of timing. My other job, at a much smaller, privately held company doesn't start for a few weeks. I feel like the detoxification from previous employer will allow me to start anew without having to "turn down the intensity volume" during the ramp up phase with my new employer. I think mega corp turns one into a zombie on some level and at the same time (with me), turns one into a intense freak monkey in order to get noticed by executive management. Does that make sense? Sorry, I tried to articulate my feelings the best I possibly could here.

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Oh, do NOT get me started on corporate, dilbert-speak. I've has my fill of words used in the incorrect context. Things such as: "reach out", "radar", "great call out". There's more, but I don't want to remember :P. I'm still detoxifying from voluntary termination from a six year stint at mega corp.
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hmmm. don't know what the problem is. JUst google "bull**** bingo"

Well, that didn't work either. Am I being censored?
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consider the following, re the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
1) last night i attended "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
2) have you seen "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"?
3) the best play ever was "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"!
while all three sentences look a bit odd, they are indeed correct.
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It's a strange feeling. Sometimes the universe works in odd ways in terms of timing. My other job, at a much smaller, privately held company doesn't start for a few weeks. I feel like the detoxification from previous employer will allow me to start anew without having to "turn down the intensity volume" during the ramp up phase with my new employer. I think mega corp turns one into a zombie on some level and at the same time (with me), turns one into a intense freak monkey in order to get noticed by executive management. Does that make sense? Sorry, I tried to articulate my feelings the best I possibly could here.
Cubie, just reach out to us, Hon'. We're here for you.

I learned "reach out" from NYPD Blue. I like the term; it helped me to open myself up and ask for help when I needed it. Most of those others words stink, but maybe "reach out" is in different category? To me it expresses feelings that are not otherwise easily expressed. One might say, "Ask for help", but this is too explicit, and doesn't fully convey the feeling of seeking human contact in a time of difficulty or stress.

BTW, I agree with you about work in a big hierarchy. It's like a high-low hit in football. Cuts you in half.

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some time ago i received an e-mail from London which used a word i had never seen before ... as i read it, my immediate response was "why can't they just speak English!" ... the word was not to be found in any American dictionary but was, as one would fully expect, contained in the Oxford English Dictionary.

my most hated corporate phrase is "value proposition" ... which i think means "the deception used to get someone to overpay"
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It's a strange feeling. Sometimes the universe works in odd ways in terms of timing. My other job, at a much smaller, privately held company doesn't start for a few weeks. I feel like the detoxification from previous employer will allow me to start anew without having to "turn down the intensity volume" during the ramp up phase with my new employer. I think mega corp turns one into a zombie on some level and at the same time (with me), turns one into a intense freak monkey in order to get noticed by executive management. Does that make sense? Sorry, I tried to articulate my feelings the best I possibly could here.

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