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By: jwz

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

"Do not, repeat, do not blowcow orker!" "Roger, coworker blown."

By: jch

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

yes, and picture being a woman explaining directory structure of a product to a contingent of project auditors from the UK... my female North American cohorts and I thought nothing of the incongruent smiles, raised eyebrows and shared glances among the men across the table from us until it was explained after the meeting by one of our imported male cohorts

But really, how DO you explain directory structures without using the word 'slash'?

More to the point, who is responsible for owning the less than professional definition and what can a naive conversant, on her/his own turf reasonably expect as far as professional conduct in this event? Are these expectations changed if the speaker is on foreign turf?

Comments??? (besides the fact that I really need to get my web site up and runnning!!)

/mom to some

By: Sean Neakums

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

How old were these guys? Fourteen?

By: jch

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

The people I am describing were senior technical folks from a well-known telecommunications concern over there. I was a little more than double the age in your question and I estimate that the fellows without manners were at least thrice that. Well old enough to have behaved more politely.

Had there been no reaction, I would be blissfully ignorant of this bit of international-ese. Knowing it, I became extremely careful about my terminology when dealing with them.

I wonder if there would have been any reaction at all if only men had been present. This question only just occurred to me, in fact. Back then (early 90s) I was far more concerned with the technical aspects of the project than the social decorum of its sponsors.

By: Mike Hoye

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

Reminds me of Canada's "Roots" gear at the Australian olympics, where it apparently means something else.