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underquark
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a while I thought there was a high-school project going on seeing who could wind up forum members the most:

The posts of newone on this forum,
and on another forum,
and here,
and in a later guise as electronics_field.

And is the style of any of these posts familiar?

Winning friends on this forum (not),
Help me avoid having to RTFM here,
And does the use of punctuation and the good grammar here remind you of someone?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, this thread reminds me about, "The Chronicles of George"




The Chronicle of George wrote:
This web site is a collection of helpdesk tickets gleaned from the support database of my first IT job. I was employed there for twenty months, and during that time I had the misfortune of encountering an individual whom I will call George.

George is, quite simply, the worst helpdesk technician ever.

His grasp on the written word is shakier than a canoe full of epileptics. His knowledge of computers is thinner than a Vegas dancer's chiffon underpants. He is, by all standards of intelligence, a rock.

While we worked together, George was responsible for turning out some of the most mangled, garbled, and just plain screwed up help desk tickets ever before seen by mortal man. I have taken these tickets and collected them, and I present them to you as a cathartic expression, a venting of fourteen months' pain and frustration (George's employ and my own overlapped by that amount of time).

Mean? Perhaps. Spiteful? Probably. Funny? Oh, most definitely.

(http://chroniclesofgeorge.nanc.com/)
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underquark
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, to be fair to "George", English is obviously not his first language. Still, the phrase:

"she is getting error message that say undeliverable messages, her hole area cannot send external emails"

and the comment:

"Oh, man. This one gets my vote for "Best George Ticket of All Time". My hole area can't send e-mails either, but I don't consider that a problem. Perhaps I'm just different".

are, IMHO, quite funny.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

underquark wrote:
Well, to be fair to "George", English is obviously not his first language.

Did you by chance see the FAQ?

FAQ wrote:
It's obvious George doesn't natively speak English. Shame on you for making fun of someone just because he can't speak the language!

I assure you, George is a native English speaker. He is 100% American. He was born and has for his entire life lived in Houston, TX.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hole area sends emails just fine - but I never seem to get a sensible reply.

Comments on a shet of Ay four please

Mich
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As they always say those who excel in Mathematics are very poor in English and I believe it's true Very Happy
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