Archive for the ‘Anguished English, or Textual Harrassment’ Category

One day, an administrative assistant ordered a meal to accompany a lunch meeting.  She went a little overboard, ordering far more than the team could eat.  When she came by after lunch to check on the crew, she seemed disappointed and remarked “I thought  you would gouge yourselves on that!”  Fortunately, no one had.  😉


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A younger colleague and I were having a conversation when he happened to say that a particular solution would work “for all intensive purposes…” I did not hear much after that because I was laughing too hard.

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From a conversation between a network admin and his boss on deploying a web-filtering solution:

“We don’t want employees to have unfetished access to the Internet”

Well…true…but I don’t know that he really meant that. 😉

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