Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#9833 - 11/03/00 11:51 AM "In" conference
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Hoping that this will provide some quick postings, quick reading, and light relief...

Some time ago, I read that a new business is California
(where else?) had unusual names for its conference rooms, so that when someone got a call, the receptionist could say that So-and-so's in---.

I think mine might be named --consistent. Others?


Top
#9834 - 11/03/00 12:06 PM Re: "In" conference
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10525
Loc: this too shall pass
well, just following up on another recent theme (these could be used for specific meeting agendas):
-choate
-cipient
-effable

ron obvious


Top
#9835 - 11/03/00 01:03 PM Re: "In" conference
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
id rather be In
Clover and the Pink! than the Red or the dog house!

_________________________
my other obsession

Top
#9836 - 11/06/00 03:52 AM Re: "In" conference
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Preferring to be obvious in different ways:

- Bed

- Chains

- Bred

- The arms of a lover

- The Oval Office


Top
#9837 - 11/06/00 08:01 AM Re: "In" conference
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
A family friend had a cruising ship called Business - his secretary would inform callers "Mr X is away on Business" without batting an eyelid.


Top
#9838 - 11/06/00 04:33 PM Re: "In" conference
Jazzoctopus Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
Ok, how about:

-satiable
-ebriated
-continent
-potent (if said fast enough)


Top
#9839 - 11/07/00 07:54 AM Re: "In" conference
wsieber Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1027
Loc: Switzerland
slightly different tack:
-sipid
-dividual
-terested
-dustrial...



Top
#9840 - 11/07/00 11:02 AM Re: "In" conference
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
-dustrial...

Ooh! How 'bout naming the conf. room "Dustrious"??? Then the receptionist could say, "Mr. Sieber is in Dustrious".
And the caller could say, "Well, yes, I know, but is he in, please?" And the whole thing would start all over!



Top
#9841 - 11/08/00 12:37 AM Re: "In" conference
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
He's in
- discreet
- disputably (leave 'em guessing what comes next)
- describable
- defensible
- terminable

Bingley
_________________________
Bingley

Top
#9842 - 11/08/00 02:50 AM Re: "In" conference
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
along the same lines, he's in
-defatigable

Shanks will recognise this "Sarf London" variation
-debin


Top
#9843 - 11/08/00 10:24 AM Re: "In" conference
xara Offline
member

Registered: 10/09/00
Posts: 197
Loc: cary, nc, usa
-shambles

as in, the state of us politics today. last night i went to bed (at 3am) with the sad knowledge that bush had won. now i can't be sad anymore, only afraid.

i know no one wants to hear my political opinions. it's just all i've thought about for 2 days now. i'm going to give myslef an ulcer


Top
#9844 - 11/08/00 11:09 AM Re: "In" conference
RhubarbCommando Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
-explicable?


or

-comunicado?

Top
#9845 - 11/11/00 06:54 AM Re: "In" conference
Bridget Offline
addict

Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
Off thread. I work for a publisher. We name our conference rooms after authors. One of the authors has the happy name of Augee.

Inviting external visitors to come with us to the Augee Room has raised eyebrows, questions and maybe even expectations...


Top
#9846 - 11/11/00 07:21 AM Re: "In" conference
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
the Augee Room

Surely, Shirley...it isn't by any chance pronounced Oh, Gee?


Top
#9847 - 11/15/00 12:19 AM Re: "In" conference
Bridget Offline
addict

Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
the Augee Room

Surely, Shirley...it isn't by any chance pronounced Oh, Gee?

Nope, although some may say that when invited there!


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8769 Members
16 Forums
13814 Topics
216152 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
Rupak, DeathCake, malagachica, Jamie, pr3sedentedonut
8769 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 36 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 106
LukeJavan8 106
wofahulicodoc 98
AlimaeHP 14
Tromboniator 11
BranShea 2
tsuwm 2
Storymom 1
sleeper54 1
wsieber 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11610
tsuwm 10525
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6785
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5284

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith