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by kagriffy
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Business-speak
Replies: 17
Views: 6009

Re: Business-speak

I just spent the day at a workshop put on by our consultant, who previously (as of last Friday) worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He used a couple I hadn't heard before: "Silo-Busting": This is based on the premise that there are numerous Public Health programs at the nat...
by kagriffy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Pricey!
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Re: Pricey!

Bob, I think the column you found 8.74 in was the equivalent US $ per US gallon price. So it isn't £8.74 per gallon, it's $8.74 per gallon. Of course, that's still pretty bad--we just topped $4.00/gallon and people here are outraged!
by kagriffy
Mon May 12, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A question about elephants
Replies: 33
Views: 10008

Re: A question about elephants

Why did the elephant wear green sneakers?

So he could hide on a pool table!



How do you make an elephant float?

Take one elephant, then add 100 gallons of soda and 50 gallons of ice cream!
by kagriffy
Sun May 11, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A question about elephants
Replies: 33
Views: 10008

Re: A question about elephants

OK, you can blame Meirav for starting an elephant joke thread, not me for adding to it! I'll warn you . . . these are REALLY bad: Q. What's the difference between an elephant and a plum? A. Their color! Q. What are the similarities between an elephant and a plum? A. They're both purple, except for t...
by kagriffy
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: a pope Bushism (or Bush’s popeism)
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: a pope Bushism (or Bush’s popeism)

Speaking of Miley/Hannah, I just saw an article that she's going to write her memoirs! Wow! I always say, there's nothing like a really good book . . . and this will CERTAINLY be "nothing like a really good book"!
by kagriffy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Learn to speak Australian
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Re: Learn to speak Australian

What about "Dial 'M' for Murder"?
by kagriffy
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: IKinda
Replies: 46
Views: 8234

Re: IKinda

Ben Franklin liked Kit Kat bars?
by kagriffy
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: favourite bumper stickers
Replies: 49
Views: 8835

favourite bumper stickers

I saw one a few months ago that I liked. To set it up, though, I'll have to fill everyone in on the political climate here in Illinois: Our Governor, Rod Blagojevich (pronounced "bluh-GOY-uh-vitch") has not made many friends, especially among down-staters. He refuses to live in the Executive Mansion...
by kagriffy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Delhi laugh
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Delhi laugh

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I'm a schizophrenic,
And so am I.
by kagriffy
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: News usage to think about
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

News usage to think about

I had a similar experience on my way to work the other day. I nearly collided with another car that was "only" a mile-and-a-half away from me! I was shaking all day!
by kagriffy
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Greetings of the season
Replies: 13
Views: 3794

Greetings of the season

Not to mention Feliz Navidad. Hope you have a great holiday season as well, Meirav!
by kagriffy
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newspaper Names
Replies: 59
Views: 26804

Newspaper Names

Personally, I prefer the term used by Scott Adams ("Dilbert" creator): cow-orker. It just has a better sound somehow!
by kagriffy
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newspaper Names
Replies: 59
Views: 26804

Newspaper Names

One of the Chicago suburbs (I can't remember which one) has a newspaper called the "Beacon-News." One of my former co-workers always called it the "Be-Confused."
by kagriffy
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newspaper Names
Replies: 59
Views: 26804

Newspaper Names

Here in Springfield, our paper is The State Journal-Register, although it's sometimes referred to as The State Urinal-Register.
by kagriffy
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: communication vs communications
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

communication vs communications

But what exactly are you "sending in formation"? Geese? Military squadrons? Marching bands?