Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slang Gang Word of the Day - Two for one special


California roll

v. To fail to make a complete stop at a red light or stop sign, especially when turning. Also known as a California stop.

"She got ticketed for a California roll."

**I KNOW none of us have EVER done this!

notice me e-mail

In the age of telecommuting, an e-mail message sent either early in the morning, or late at night, with the subtle intent of revealing the fact that the sender was logged on and working at the time the message was sent, hidden within the context of a more "official" looking message.

(an example "notice me e-mail")

From: Molly Worker
To: dev_group@mycompany.org
Date: 03/27/05 23:17:04 EST
Subject: Deliverable deadline

Hi all... I just wanted to let you all know that I have received most of your status reports, but that the deliverable deadline is fixed. Therefore, if you will not be able to make the deadline, please adjust your status report schedule to fit the deadline.

Thanks!

Molly Worker


**Note to my co-workers. I actually DO do work after hours and so if you get an email from me late at night, it's because I actually am working.... Just saying.....

5 comments:

Motherboard said...

Slang word of the day is my favorite! I actually try to use the word in sentences all day long. This one will be easy-peesy.

Jefe says that he knows Attorneys that schedule emails to go out at weird hours so that it *looks* like they are working. Bug.

Cadance said...

I had heard of a CA stop....but CA-roll...makes MUCH more sense!

Martha H. said...

I am ALL OVER the California roll. ha ha ha

tiburon said...

Guilty as charged.

On both counts.

Karen said...

Um, I'm with Tib. Just sayin'.