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Bill Phinn06/12/2019 23:48:29
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Posted by davidk on 03/12/2019 10:28:06:

Yesterday I called BT and renewed my mobile phone contract. In response they sent two emails to my BTinternet email account, saying thanks for renewing etc. What did my BT mail account do with the two emails from BT? Put them in the spam folder of course...

Edited By davidk on 03/12/2019 10:29:26

BT to a Chinese person's ears sounds exactly like the Chinese word for "snot".

https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=auto&tl=zh-CN&text=snot

John Reese07/12/2019 00:16:11
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They are all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I wonder about you.

Mark Simpson 107/12/2019 07:10:11
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Mt first experience of this was when we had to submit our CAD software for virus and spyware checking to a specialist company employed by the UK nuclear sector, late 80's I think, it was all submitted on 1/2" magnetic tape I remember sending it off with a courier.

We then spent some weeks renaming hundreds of fortran routines in our cable analysis software, because the company didn't like the names of the internal routines.... They could find nothing wrong with the software, but did not like the names.... Utter madness, but they paid to have it changed; so we could sell them the software... Strange World

Stuart Bridger07/12/2019 08:42:23
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I work for a US software company. There is currently a debate going around regarding the terms whitelist and blacklist. These are industry standard terms for inclusion or exclusion of objects. However there is a concern amongst some that the terms are no longer PC. Given how much other work we need to to keep our product ahead of the market, it's certainly not got to the top of the list.

vintage engineer07/12/2019 10:22:23
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They have a problem in Spain as they are starting to get PC. The Spanish word for the colour black is Negra and Negro!

Don't confuse coño and cono!

Edited By vintage engineer on 07/12/2019 10:25:56

noel shelley07/12/2019 11:50:50
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One doesn't like to criticize when there are so few of us perfect ones left !

roy entwistle07/12/2019 12:16:46
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Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble etc

Roy

Brian Wood07/12/2019 17:52:33
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There was the fiasco of the new breakfast cereal in the USA some time ago called HITS

Stacked on a shelf they read HITSHITSHITSHITS------

Brian

Edited By Brian Wood on 07/12/2019 17:53:43

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