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[Status Update] Oh, so THAT'S what that means...

A community member recently sent me a message using a word that was not familiar to me.

Not wanting to appear stupid(er), I opted not to say, "Huh?" Instead, I went to google, thinking I'd embarrass myself by stumbling across pages and pages of definitions for a fairly standard industry term.

But that's not what the search gave me.

The search gave me this:

https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/HOME/SCN+Urban+Dictionary

Ye gods! Just the type of information a fresher needs!

I mean...I'm kinda flattered that the member assumed I spoke the lingo of ages past, back in the glory days of SCN. I guess I come across like a vet sometimes -- even though I've only been with the team for 18 months or so. (IT FEELS LIKE A MILLION YEARS. Sorry, did I say that out loud?)

Anyway, if you've ever seen a comment about "ponits" and pretended you were in on the joke (like...um...a friend of mine), you might want to give the dictionary a peek. Even if some of the terms are now outdated (can't really call someone a glass user these days), I got some good laughs out of reading...and I learned a couple things too.

It's a nice piece of history -- or nostalgia for the gurus.

Your truly,

Jerry "TFA" Janda

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19 Comments

  • Oct 17, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Hmmm, I wonder who that member could have been? Whatever, I am glad that you had the opportunity to bring up the SCN Urban Dictionary - something that brings back many good memories - and I look forward to seeing newer entries!

    For example, has anybody heard of the @community_goat?

  • Oct 18, 2017 at 08:31 AM

    Don't be embarrassed, I remember looking up what 'do the needful' and 'doubt' meant... :)

    ***Disclaimer***

    This is not meant to offend anybody using these phrases, I am not a native English speaker and I learned the language mainly by reading books and watching British movies.

    • Oct 18, 2017 at 08:52 AM

      Did something happen that you feel like you need a disclaimer now? ;)

    • Oct 18, 2017 at 08:11 PM

      I'm quite fluent in English by now but still get puzzled by "revert back". :) Haven't seen it in a while though.

    • Oct 26, 2017 at 06:40 PM

      The British made movies??? Who'd a thunk it?

      • Oct 27, 2017 at 06:10 PM

        Come on... Monty Python movies and Fawlty Towers are still among my favorites ;-)

  • Oct 18, 2017 at 08:18 PM

    Oh dear... That urban dictionary gets me every time! :) "step-by-step" is my favo[u]rite. :)

    There seem to be an important omission though - "pinots" is another synonym for "ponits".

  • Oct 23, 2017 at 07:25 AM

    Check out the last sentence (from my hotel's list of services, in Bangalore).
    "Do the needful."
    Thank goodness for the SCN Urban Dictionary!

  • Oct 23, 2017 at 08:49 AM

    Hey Jerry,
    nice resource you found there, I didn't know it!
    best
    Joachim

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