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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:

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 ( 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 Even if some of the terms are now outdated (can't really call someone a glass user these days), I got some good laughs out of reading...and I learned a couple things too.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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Oct 17, 2017 at 08:43 PM edited Oct 17, 2017 at 08:43 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?

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I agree completely Sue! So many great memories (brings a huge smile to my face) and I agree Capra must be added! Maybe Jerry Janda will agree to 'do the needful' ;-)

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Love how she wiggled her way into the video...

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


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.

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

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I exercise empathy :D

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

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

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

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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".

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Definitely prefer the pinots personally...

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

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So Capra has done the needful and let you share her room?

I hope the "Doctor on call" includes veterinary services, as well.

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She's very generous -- and we're having a great time. Make sure to follow our (mis)adventures at SAP TechEd Bangalore this week at #goatspotting.

We'll have fun -- but we won't do anything that might require a vet visit! :)

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It would appear that your hotel in Bangalore reads SCN Urban Dictionary!

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

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