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August 1st, 2007

It’s a new month, so here is a new word. It’s a word that has already made an appearance in my ballog, but this post is its official inauguration.

Looneybee: (n) A wannabee looney, one who merely envies the lunatic behaviour of others but lacks the amoral fibre of a complete lunatic.

Fly child of mine! Be free!


July 5th, 2007

For some years I worked in an office where one of my colleagues had the habit of sending you an e-mail and then walking over to tell you:

A) that he had sent you an e-mail and

B) what the e-mail was about.

This colleague’s initials were HH, so came up with the phrase H-mail. Any time HH approached my desk, I would raise my hands and join the tips of my thumbs to form  the letter H.

So now you know what to call it when a colleague does this to you.

H-Mail: (n) Verbal confirmation delivered in person by the sender of an e-mail, stating that they have sent an e-mail and detailing what the e-mail was about.

Fly, child of mine! Be free!

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