Things that hack me off at work

September 18, 2007

“Macintel” — Google it. Do you see a single Apple page? No? Then stop saying it!

Stop using email as a calendaring system!

“Mac OS X” — that’s pronounced “ten”, not “ex”!

People! “Ask” is not a frigging noun! (It’s bad enough that I get this at work, but at church??)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to Things that hack me off at work

  1. I must admit, that I use 3 different calendaring systems, none of which is my email. And even though I run Mac OS-Ex on my Macintel box, I’d have to see what the ask is with regards to such a scheme.

  2. it’s really “ten,” not “ex”??
    learn something new everyday…

  3. Count after me: System 7, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X.

  4. you seem to have some deep seeded issues with the big ask; “let’s unpack that together”.

  5. “Ask” as a noun? Really? How annoying!!!

  6. Holy crap! I had never heard of this ask thing before. Chris just explained it to me. NO ONE is stupid enough to say that to me. OMG, that would really hack me off too.
    My favorites:
    AXE, instead of ASK (WTF???)
    ASIDES, instead of besides
    and my personal idiot meter red flag:
    If you say that near me, I am very likely to kill you on the spot. Seriously. I see red. Most of the time I actually want to slap every teacher, professor, parent and friend that person has ever had for letting a well-educated person be so inane.
    See, it really hacks me off. I know how you feel.

  7. Sadly, people around here are paid a lot of money for saying, “What is the ask?”

  8. Too funny. Maybe if Applegeeks didn’t want it pronounced ‘ecks’ they would’ve NAMED it OS Ten, or even OS 10 following the old scheme. Of course maybe they were afraid of it being called Ohess eye oh…