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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8950 on: June 26, 2015, 12:46:22 PM »
I work with many Asian engineers.  There's a Hu, Hao, and Yu on my team alone.

I've heard some hilarious unintentional Who's on First style conversations because of these names.

Hu's on first, Yu's on Second, Hao'd they get there, only Yu know :D.

- You on project A?
- No, Yu's on project B right now.
- Who's on the project then?
- Yes.
- Yes, what?
- Hu's on the project.
- That's what I asked!

A former co-worker's surname was Yew Fat Kok. 

with a short o vowel sound,mind you.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8951 on: June 26, 2015, 12:54:11 PM »
I work with many Asian engineers.  There's a Hu, Hao, and Yu on my team alone.

I've heard some hilarious unintentional Who's on First style conversations because of these names.

Hu's on first, Yu's on Second, Hao'd they get there, only Yu know :D.

- You on project A?
- No, Yu's on project B right now.
- Who's on the project then?
- Yes.
- Yes, what?
- Hu's on the project.
- That's what I asked!

A former co-worker's surname was Yew Fat Kok. 

with a short o vowel sound,mind you.

LOL, Asian names sound so funny in English.  Honestly, what were they thinking?????

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8952 on: June 26, 2015, 03:29:53 PM »
More from the redneck boss files:

We had a trainee here from Russia, his first name is Evgeniy.  My boss is horrific at pronunciation, so he asked him how to say it.  My boss attempted it, and came up with You Guinea.  For two weeks, imagine a white haired old man walking down the halls, calling out for "You Guinea!"  How I kept a straight face, I don't know....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8953 on: June 26, 2015, 03:56:34 PM »

LOL, Asian names sound so funny in English.  Honestly, what were they thinking?????

Because when the parents were naming their kids, just like everybody else, they totally thought: "Hmmm, I wonder if the name will sound silly in English, or German, or French...or Spanish..or...."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8954 on: June 26, 2015, 05:39:59 PM »
I work with many Asian engineers.  There's a Hu, Hao, and Yu on my team alone.

I've heard some hilarious unintentional Who's on First style conversations because of these names.

Hu's on first, Yu's on Second, Hao'd they get there, only Yu know :D.

- You on project A?
- No, Yu's on project B right now.
- Who's on the project then?
- Yes.
- Yes, what?
- Hu's on the project.
- That's what I asked!

A former co-worker's surname was Yew Fat Kok. 

with a short o vowel sound,mind you.

LOL, Asian names sound so funny in English.  Honestly, what were they thinking?????

Reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihDszl-67A

Humorous names at fifty seconds or so into the clip.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8955 on: June 26, 2015, 07:05:57 PM »
Reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihDszl-67A

Humorous names at fifty seconds or so into the clip.

Absolutely awful time for jokes, but LOL that shit was funny.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8956 on: June 26, 2015, 08:36:51 PM »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8957 on: June 26, 2015, 11:16:24 PM »
Tr3y.   The 3 is silent.

Also I just read the entire thread.  It took me 15 months.  Do I get a prize?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8958 on: June 27, 2015, 01:45:14 AM »
Overheard the receptionists at a doctor's office chatting about where they were going for lunch today and what they would be buying --  it seemed to be a regular occurrence. No bagged lunches for this crew :-/

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8959 on: June 27, 2015, 02:29:38 AM »
OK, let's go back to stupid names for people's children.  Specifically Kaylee in all its variations.  The legitimate word is Ceilidh (Scots Gaelic) or sometimes Ceili (Irish Gaelic) and it means a party with alcohol and music and dancing and basically having a grand time.  Do the people using this as a girl's name have any clue as to the original meaning?

Okay - how about Stelmo for a little girl we know of? Our own children have old fashioned names so I can't laugh and point fingers. ;) Didn't want our kids to have any of the top 50 (especially the top 10) current names. I was one of those kids way back when. When they called my name about four or five of us all jumped to attention.  :)
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I've got some more: Jyiah (female), Shakotta (female), Shimayher (female) and several variations of Khoya/Kioha/Quoya/Saquioa.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8960 on: June 27, 2015, 03:19:35 AM »
I work in schools as a casual teacher so I'm used to not being able to pronounce half the names. I'm getting used to unusual names but its the random made up spelling that drives me crazy. When a kid tells me I said their name wrong I really want to tell them that their parents can't spell.  The most recent one was pronounced Sam but spelt Sahm??? I've also had names like Atlas, Ancient and a kid called Happy Farmer.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8961 on: June 27, 2015, 05:05:32 AM »
I work in a very international environment so I'm used to all kinds of names plus mine is weird to local people here as well. I haven't encountered anyone with intentionally stupidly spelled name, though.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8962 on: June 27, 2015, 01:21:57 PM »
My kids had a swimming teacher named Dusktill Dawn -- seriously! First name: Dusktill. Last name: Dawn. I asked her name so that I could talk to the kids about their lessons afterwards. I had to say, "Pardon me?" twice.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8963 on: June 27, 2015, 03:11:05 PM »
Two recently I heard at work…

1. I can't afford to save for my 401k

2. Cars don't last past 100k miles

I work with some financial idiots.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8964 on: June 27, 2015, 03:34:06 PM »
I work in schools as a casual teacher so I'm used to not being able to pronounce half the names. I'm getting used to unusual names but its the random made up spelling that drives me crazy. When a kid tells me I said their name wrong I really want to tell them that their parents can't spell.  The most recent one was pronounced Sam but spelt Sahm??? I've also had names like Atlas, Ancient and a kid called Happy Farmer.

We had a friend who was a social worker.  Part of her job was to tell the parents that the pretty sounding word they heard at the hospital was not a good name for their child.   Names like "Vagina",  "Si-phyllis", etc.    There are some truly ignorant people out there, and way more of them than you might imagine, too.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8965 on: June 27, 2015, 03:58:59 PM »
I'll just leave this here: http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

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As to whether there is such a child, despite our hearing from dozens and dozens of readers who have claimed to us a girl bearing such a name was in their class or was in a class taught by a relative or acquaintance of theirs, we've yet to find documentation of anyone's bearing a name of "Le-a" that is pronounced "Ledasha" (or any other way). What we found through searching online Social Security databases (which are not complete repositories of information and thus aren't the final say in the matter) showed that while there were more than 4,000 "Lea"s, there weren't any "Le-a"s. For what it's worth, references in various news stories document that "Ledasha" (fully spelled out, not in a "Le-a" form) has indeed been used as a girl's name.

I have met someone named Na-Na, and that was the name on her driver's license.  She pronounced her name Nadashna and if you called her Na Na she would quickly... and rudely correct you.  I don't know about the exact story snopes is referencing, but there are people who have a dash in their name and actually expect you to pronounce 'dash'.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8966 on: June 27, 2015, 04:02:34 PM »
The office I work at is next to a bankruptcy office.  I used to share an office with a coworker which shared a wall with the bankruptcy office. We could always hear babies crying in the bankruptcy office. We had a running joke that babies make you bankrupt. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8967 on: June 27, 2015, 04:03:43 PM »
The office I work at is next to a bankruptcy office.  I used to share an office with coworker which shared a wall with the bankruptcy office. We could always hear babies crying in the bankruptcy office. We had a running joke that babies make you bankrupt.

Maybe the babies were the ones filing for bankruptcy... that would explain why they were so upset.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8968 on: June 27, 2015, 04:16:26 PM »
Frothing this foam:  My sister met a woman named Laundetta.  My sister asked, in all innocence, the origins of hername.

Laundetta answered, "I was conceived in a laundromat." 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8969 on: June 27, 2015, 04:27:50 PM »
I ran across a lady named Mighty Fine.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8970 on: June 27, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
My sister works for legal aid and had to explain to a new young mother that the hospital had NOT named her baby girl for her. She thought that "female" was a pretty name (pronounced feh-mah-lee) and was going to leave it as that.

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« Reply #8971 on: June 27, 2015, 06:21:35 PM »
My sister works for legal aid and had to explain to a new young mother that the hospital had NOT named her baby girl for her. She thought that "female" was a pretty name (pronounced feh-mah-lee) and was going to leave it as that.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8972 on: June 27, 2015, 07:28:56 PM »
I have met someone named Na-Na, and that was the name on her driver's license.  She pronounced her name Nadashna and if you called her Na Na she would quickly... and rudely correct you.  I don't know about the exact story snopes is referencing, but there are people who have a dash in their name and actually expect you to pronounce 'dash'.

Am I the only one thinking it would be "Nahyphenda," and Na--Na would be "Nadashna?"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8973 on: June 27, 2015, 08:19:32 PM »
Do you guys realize you're basically making fun of others for cultural differences?  It doesn't even have anything to do with finance.  I'm all for going off topic, but this is just showing the wrong colors for this forum.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8974 on: June 27, 2015, 09:54:46 PM »
When talking about cattle brands something that looks like C-H would actually be read C bar H. So I could see how we could start throwing in symbols into people's names.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8975 on: June 27, 2015, 10:10:45 PM »
Do you guys realize you're basically making fun of others for cultural differences?  It doesn't even have anything to do with finance.  I'm all for going off topic, but this is just showing the wrong colors for this forum.
If my name was spelled completely different than the standard spelling and or my expected pronunciation of it, I would expect others to at a minimum be a bit sceptical of it.  If a perfectly normal English name happened to be a rude comment in another language, I would expect speakers of that language to find it amusing.

Additionally, I don't think general ignorance/lack of education is a cultural trait, but if it is, that is extremely unfortunate for that culture.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8976 on: June 28, 2015, 05:06:12 AM »
I have met someone named Na-Na, and that was the name on her driver's license.  She pronounced her name Nadashna and if you called her Na Na she would quickly... and rudely correct you.  I don't know about the exact story snopes is referencing, but there are people who have a dash in their name and actually expect you to pronounce 'dash'.

Am I the only one thinking it would be "Nahyphenda," and Na--Na would be "Naemdashna?"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8977 on: June 28, 2015, 08:11:57 AM »
Do you guys realize you're basically making fun of others for cultural differences?  It doesn't even have anything to do with finance.  I'm all for going off topic, but this is just showing the wrong colors for this forum.

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« Reply #8978 on: June 28, 2015, 08:37:12 AM »
I work in an office where about half the people own homes and the other half are freaking out about how they will ever afford a home in the Bay Area. CW 1 bought a house in an amazing town with great schools in the pre-recession bubble. Just by sheer luck of timing, I bought mine after. We have very different views of home ownership and I've been trying to convince him for years that he's not in as bad of shape as he thinks he's in. After all, he at least partially owns a home that is now increasing in value again. Then comes the following, as we're talking to CW2 who is excited about closing on a house in my town (she owned in her previous town and likes the idea). CW3 is the one who is freaking and will probably not buy until this bubble bursts.

CW2- We're closing this week. I'm so thrilled!
CW1- Welcome to the nightmare.
Me- Come on, dude, you own a beautiful home in a beautiful town with fantastic schools. You weathered the recession. What's the problem?
CW3- Yeah, I'll never own my own home if values keep rising like this.
CW1- Well, I don't really own the home.
Me- You have equity, man. Just look at housing values now. They have recovered and you're in a good position if you want to sell and move to more affordable town.
CW2- I don't have any equity.
Me and CW2 and 3- Huh? You bought your house 10 years ago? You have to have equity.
CW1- No, we're barely hanging on. We bought when you had to take an interest only loan.
Me- What?!!! You HAD to take an interest only loan?
CW1- We couldn't afford it otherwise.

Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!??? No wonder he's bitter. I didn't say it, but obviously he just couldn't afford a home. I lost a whole lot of respect for the guy when he claimed he "had to" do it. Do I feel fortunate that I have a cheaper home? Yes, but I also bought what I could afford in a crappier town.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8979 on: June 28, 2015, 09:09:24 AM »
While off topic as we are discussing names last year before my son was born I found a really cheap baby swing on craigslist to buy. As I was prepared to meet this woman to buy it I asked her what her name was and she told me her name was Shanky. At that point I decided to cancel the purchase. With a name like that I decided to play it safe and not be a craigslist victim.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8980 on: June 28, 2015, 09:39:36 AM »
Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!???
Isn't this actually a brilliant stratergy ?
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8981 on: June 28, 2015, 09:54:43 AM »
My mom is a public school teacher, and she's heard some odd names over the years. One that always sticks with me is Lord Dorian. That whole thing is his first name, by the way. His mother "didn't want him to be disrespected". I don't think she was aware of what middle school kids are like.

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« Reply #8982 on: June 28, 2015, 10:13:42 AM »
My mom is a public school teacher, and she's heard some odd names over the years. One that always sticks with me is Lord Dorian. That whole thing is his first name, by the way. His mother "didn't want him to be disrespected". I don't think she was aware of what middle school kids are like.

Talk about unintended consequences...

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« Reply #8983 on: June 28, 2015, 10:16:11 AM »
My mom is a public school teacher, and she's heard some odd names over the years. One that always sticks with me is Lord Dorian. That whole thing is his first name, by the way. His mother "didn't want him to be disrespected". I don't think she was aware of what middle school kids are like.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8984 on: June 28, 2015, 10:20:00 AM »
Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!???
Isn't this actually a brilliant stratergy ?
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !

I actually told one of my friends to do this. He, in spite of contrary advice from several people who knew better, built a house that ended up costing far too much (that's another story). Now, he is 50 with a HELOC that he has no hope of paying off in his lifetime.

My advice...sell, take a small loss, and then move into a less expensive place, or stay in your new home and simply pay the monthly interest on the HELOC, which is less than renting an apartment.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8985 on: June 28, 2015, 10:27:34 AM »
Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!???
Isn't this actually a brilliant stratergy ?
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !

Sure, if that is your strategy. This is not strategy, however, and they haven't saved anything. They're now in a market where they are stuck and have no assets. But, I see your point.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8986 on: June 28, 2015, 10:36:19 AM »
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !
Sure, if that is your strategy.
Of course it only works in some liberal socialist country where you can walk away from the mortgage and let the banks worry .
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8987 on: June 28, 2015, 10:38:14 AM »
Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!???
Isn't this actually a brilliant stratergy ?
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !

Sure, if that is your strategy. This is not strategy, however, and they haven't saved anything. They're now in a market where they are stuck and have no assets. But, I see your point.

You're out interest and taxes and insurance and maintenance. And your ability to get credit for 7 years. And it only works in a non-recourse state.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8988 on: June 28, 2015, 12:34:26 PM »
Car commercial heard on the radio this week:  "$350 a week in income, we'll finance up to $30k!!"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8989 on: June 28, 2015, 01:29:42 PM »
Car commercial heard on the radio this week:  "$350 a week in income, we'll finance up to $30k!!"

I've heard this from Kia ads in my area. In those ads they also give you a Buy One Get One on loan approvals and leases, at no discount for the second car.

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« Reply #8990 on: June 28, 2015, 02:25:28 PM »
Car commercial heard on the radio this week:  "$350 a week in income, we'll finance up to $30k!!"

I've heard this from Kia ads in my area. In those ads they also give you a Buy One Get One on loan approvals and leases, at no discount for the second car.

I heard an ad that gave the price of a lease by the week. "Only $62/week..."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8991 on: June 28, 2015, 03:19:15 PM »
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !
Sure, if that is your strategy.
Of course it only works in some liberal socialist country where you can walk away from the mortgage and let the banks worry .
Here on the harsh Canadian capitalist frontier the mounties would always get their man.

Love it. Brilliant NS.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8992 on: June 28, 2015, 03:34:54 PM »
OK, let's go back to stupid names for people's children.  Specifically Kaylee in all its variations.  The legitimate word is Ceilidh (Scots Gaelic) or sometimes Ceili (Irish Gaelic) and it means a party with alcohol and music and dancing and basically having a grand time.  Do the people using this as a girl's name have any clue as to the original meaning?

Okay - how about Stelmo for a little girl we know of? Our own children have old fashioned names so I can't laugh and point fingers. ;) Didn't want our kids to have any of the top 50 (especially the top 10) current names. I was one of those kids way back when. When they called my name about four or five of us all jumped to attention.  :)
Oooh! I'm a school teacher, I've taught some doozies!

My favourites:
  • Doobie (female)
  • Shoushan (female)
  • Dorsey ('door-see')(male)
  • Jacqualee ('ja-kah-lee') & Jamarlee (they're brothers)
  • Teniqua, Tanika, & Tamika (all in the same class)
  • Shonkiqua & Shaniqua (in the same class)
  • Tyreke and Tireek (again, in the same class)(and then I got a 'Tyreece' this year)
  • Phyia ('fire')(male)

There's lots more, but they get less funny.

Bloody Queenslanders. Can't even name their kids properly :)

I may have posted this before but friend of a friend knows a poor girl out there named "Abcde" (ab-see-de)

Didn't have the heart to ask if the surname was "Fghij"
Haha, I've heard the Abcde one before - is it real, though?

I've got some more: Jyiah (female), Shakotta (female), Shimayher (female) and several variations of Khoya/Kioha/Quoya/Saquioa.

I don't have any cool foreign names that sound funny in English. I just have random ghetto names.

I once searched our district to see if we really had a student named Abcde. There were several.

Some interesting ones I've seen working in schools:

Qyvyn (Kevin)
Sha'Vodka
Lord ____ and Lady _____ (fill in blank with common name)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8993 on: June 29, 2015, 01:10:50 AM »
My mom is a public school teacher, and she's heard some odd names over the years. One that always sticks with me is Lord Dorian. That whole thing is his first name, by the way. His mother "didn't want him to be disrespected". I don't think she was aware of what middle school kids are like.

Talk about unintended consequences...

An actual example of irony (not as its used today, to mean coincidental)!

Doncha think?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8994 on: June 29, 2015, 02:55:47 AM »
Turns out they paid ONLY interest for 7 YEARS. OMG!!!???
Isn't this actually a brilliant stratergy ?
You pay 1/2 price "rent" on a property while you live there.
If the price goes up you sell and pocket the profit, if the price drops too far you give the keys back to the bank and walk away.
It's like a $1M free options contract on a REIT - with discount accommodation thrown in !

Sure, if that is your strategy. This is not strategy, however, and they haven't saved anything. They're now in a market where they are stuck and have no assets. But, I see your point.

But if the market has risen overall, they're still up aren't they?

If you borrowed $500K and only paid interest on it, and then sold 10 years later for $750k you effectively 'paid rent' for 10 years (as your mortgage interest payment) and walked away with 250k, no? It's not like they will hand the keys back and get nothing in return - they will get the increase in the value of the property.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8995 on: June 29, 2015, 04:12:27 AM »
OK, let's go back to stupid names for people's children.  Specifically Kaylee in all its variations.  The legitimate word is Ceilidh (Scots Gaelic) or sometimes Ceili (Irish Gaelic) and it means a party with alcohol and music and dancing and basically having a grand time.  Do the people using this as a girl's name have any clue as to the original meaning?

Okay - how about Stelmo for a little girl we know of? Our own children have old fashioned names so I can't laugh and point fingers. ;) Didn't want our kids to have any of the top 50 (especially the top 10) current names. I was one of those kids way back when. When they called my name about four or five of us all jumped to attention.  :)
Oooh! I'm a school teacher, I've taught some doozies!

My favourites:
  • Doobie (female)
  • Shoushan (female)
  • Dorsey ('door-see')(male)
  • Jacqualee ('ja-kah-lee') & Jamarlee (they're brothers)
  • Teniqua, Tanika, & Tamika (all in the same class)
  • Shonkiqua & Shaniqua (in the same class)
  • Tyreke and Tireek (again, in the same class)(and then I got a 'Tyreece' this year)
  • Phyia ('fire')(male)

There's lots more, but they get less funny.

Bloody Queenslanders. Can't even name their kids properly :)

I may have posted this before but friend of a friend knows a poor girl out there named "Abcde" (ab-see-de)

Didn't have the heart to ask if the surname was "Fghij"
Haha, I've heard the Abcde one before - is it real, though?

I've got some more: Jyiah (female), Shakotta (female), Shimayher (female) and several variations of Khoya/Kioha/Quoya/Saquioa.

I don't have any cool foreign names that sound funny in English. I just have random ghetto names.

I once searched our district to see if we really had a student named Abcde. There were several.

Some interesting ones I've seen working in schools:

Qyvyn (Kevin)
Sha'Vodka
Lord ____ and Lady _____ (fill in blank with common name)

Qyvyn!!! OMG OMG OMG

OMG imagine if someone named their kid OMG...

Does anyone remember that NZ couple who named their kid "Talulah does the Hula in Hawaii". She was 9 when the courts ordered the parents to change her name...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2452593/Talula-Does-The-Hula-From-Hawaii-not-a-girls-name-New-Zealand-court-rules.html

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He (the judge) also voiced concern over other names given to New Zealand children, such as Violence, Midnight Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter.
A set of twins was named Benson and Hedges, after the cigarette brand and some children had been named after six-cylinder Ford cars. There has ever been a case of a child being named after the entire All Blacks side.

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Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages, told the New Zealand Herald that the law did not allow names that would cause offence to a reasonable person, that are more than 100 characters or that include titles, military ranks, punctuation or numerals.
Names rejected by the office include Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8996 on: June 29, 2015, 05:52:21 AM »
Do you guys realize you're basically making fun of others for cultural differences?  It doesn't even have anything to do with finance.  I'm all for going off topic, but this is just showing the wrong colors for this forum.

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This.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8997 on: June 29, 2015, 08:36:48 AM »
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Who the fuck names their kid Trig?

I see what you did there
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8998 on: June 29, 2015, 09:29:20 AM »
Overheard on the train on the way to work, so it counts.

Woman sitting next to me and talking when I'd rather be reading (with the book open in my lap).

-not usually on the early train, and is grumpy that she has to be
-two days a week she works downtown, the rest of the week WFH
-they got a puppy last fall
-she's allergic to dogs, and knew it when they got the puppy
-got the dog because she wanted the kids to grow up with a pet
-the puppy is insane when they all get home because of not enough exercise. To combat this, the trainer recommended doggy day-care for the days she works downtown.

The only positive thing I got out of this was at least the dog was being well cared for.

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« Reply #8999 on: June 29, 2015, 09:40:00 AM »
I may have posted this before but friend of a friend knows a poor girl out there named "Abcde" (ab-see-de)
Haha, I've heard the Abcde one before - is it real, though?
I once searched our district to see if we really had a student named Abcde. There were several.
There was an Abcde at my high school in Hawaii in the 1990s. I never actually met her but I did see her name on some official lists, etc. So, not a joke.
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