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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:05 pm

I saw a Mythbusters where they studied fecal matter on toothbrushes. I've closed the lid ever since that.
Same
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Who brought up mrs meow?

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Postby King Colby » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:16 pm

I saw a Mythbusters where they studied fecal matter on toothbrushes. I've closed the lid ever since that.
Same
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Who brought up mrs meow?
Come on Ulf, don't talk like that about another man's girlfriend

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:17 pm

I saw a Mythbusters where they studied fecal matter on toothbrushes. I've closed the lid ever since that.
Same
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Who brought up mrs meow?
Come on Ulf, don't talk like that about another man's girlfriend
sorry @NAN

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Postby count2infinity » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:25 pm

If you’re worried about “fecal matter” being on something, I’ve got some bad news for yinz. That sh*t is everywhere. Toilet seat open or closed.

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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:09 pm

Well, think of the toilet seat as the toilet's mask helping lessen the viral fecal load.

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Postby meow » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:06 am

I saw a Mythbusters where they studied fecal matter on toothbrushes. I've closed the lid ever since that.
Same
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Who brought up mrs meow?
Ah memories. Reminds me of the night her and I met. Getting a little misty eyed here

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:36 pm

Treating “data” as a plural word. I won’t do it. It’s a SINGLE collection of something. A “deck” of cards. A “flock” of seagulls.

Data describes a singular collection. Why is this happening and who among you is part of the problem?

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:38 pm

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:39 pm

What is the ruling we need here? Someone referred to a collection of various data as just data? I'm not sure I understand the question.

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:51 pm

What is the ruling we need here? Someone referred to a collection of various data as just data? I'm not sure I understand the question.
This is a quickly growing thing. "The data say that so and so is blah blah blah". " The data are surprising in this case."

And I don't want it to be a thing. Does 5AF think it should be a thing?

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Postby Kane » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:58 pm

That's weird and I've never seen it referenced like that.

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Postby meow » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 pm

Anytime someone says “the data says...” I always think to myself “is this person the only one that was the data whispering to them?”

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:00 pm

i guess this might be a phenomenon limited to podcast hosts who enjoy sniffing their own farts.

but it's comin'

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:01 pm

I've heard it, but I usually try and not interact with those people again.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:03 pm

i guess this might be a phenomenon limited to podcast hosts who enjoy sniffing their own farts.

but it's comin'
It is definitely used by people who also have "deliverable" in their vocabulary.

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:04 pm

Hmph. I use deliverable.

I have a Masters in project management so I'm not 'normal' though.

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:06 pm

Once I got a gig at a legit corporation in a leadership position, I am 100% about corporate speak and think these terms are actually very useful. Deliverable, level set, download, "levers to pull", "put my thumb down on"...I'm just as insufferable as you'd expect.

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Postby meow » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:16 pm

Once I got a gig at a legit corporation in a leadership position, I am 100% about corporate speak and think these terms are actually very useful. Deliverable, level set, download, "levers to pull", "put my thumb down on"...I'm just as insufferable as you'd expect.
I unfortunately agree with this. Same boat.

Don’t reinvent the wheel
Slim down
Pivot away from
Pivot into

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:18 pm

I feel like the more neaderthal my language is, the smarter I seem

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:20 pm

Yeah they’re utilitarian terms that people confuse for some kind of braggy vocabulary.

Executive types don’t like to create mythology (unless they’re in marketing). It’s all just shorthand so meetings can end sooner.

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Postby LITT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:47 pm

Treating “data” as a plural word. I won’t do it. It’s a SINGLE collection of something. A “deck” of cards. A “flock” of seagulls.

Data describes a singular collection. Why is this happening and who among you is part of the problem?
isnt data plural and datum singular?

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:19 pm

But you would say “The data are...” not “The data is...” if you want to be correct.

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:21 pm

Once I got a gig at a legit corporation in a leadership position, I am 100% about corporate speak and think these terms are actually very useful. Deliverable, level set, download, "levers to pull", "put my thumb down on"...I'm just as insufferable as you'd expect.
I unfortunately agree with this. Same boat.

Don’t reinvent the wheel
Slim down
Pivot away from
Pivot into
Pivot is one of the key words in the Covid era.

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Postby shmenguin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:31 pm

But you would say “The data are...” not “The data is...” if you want to be correct.
YOU WOULD!

I wouldn't. Someone made this decision at 5:30pm on a Friday without asking because everyone went home for the day.

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:32 pm

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