Author Topic: What grinds my gears!  (Read 84691 times)

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #840 on: 18 Jun 2020, 15:19 »
“Track and Trace”

NO! It’s not called Track-and-Bloody-Trace! It’s “Test and Trace”! A different thing entirely. If one more IDIOT calls it Track and Trace, unless you’ve just entered a 12-digit string into a box on the Royal Mail website, I swear I’m going to go postal.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #841 on: 18 Jun 2020, 15:48 »
Stu, from your Twitter feed I would NEVER have guessed this grinds your gears.  Never in a million years.  (laugh)
 

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #842 on: 18 Jun 2020, 17:38 »
* Cassiebsg feels out of the loop
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #843 on: 18 Jun 2020, 19:18 »
“Track and Trace”

NO! It’s not called Track-and-Bloody-Trace! It’s “Test and Trace”! A different thing entirely. If one more IDIOT calls it Track and Trace, unless you’ve just entered a 12-digit string into a box on the Royal Mail website, I swear I’m going to go postal.

If you think I'm going to start calling it "Test and Trace", then you've got another think coming.
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Get it?
I just referred to my own somewhat related pet-peeve while talking about Stupot's.  :-D
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Ok, forget it. I don't think anyone is going to get it.  :~(

Also, what is test and trace?
I only know about the whole 12-digit thing that you put into the Royal Mail website. Then again, I don't send and receive many packages, so...  :-\

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #844 on: 18 Jun 2020, 20:41 »
Test and trace is what they (‘they’ being the NHS and UK authorities) call the system in place for “testing” for positive cases of covid-19 and “tracing” people who they might have been in contact with. Nobody is “tracking” anybody. Yet last night #TrackandTrace was trending on Twitter because nobody stops to check that they are using the right terminology.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #845 on: 19 Jun 2020, 00:20 »
Test and trace is what they (‘they’ being the NHS and UK authorities) call the system in place for “testing” for positive cases of covid-19 and “tracing” people who they might have been in contact with. Nobody is “tracking” anybody. Yet last night #TrackandTrace was trending on Twitter because nobody stops to check that they are using the right terminology.

I'd say some people are using that term on purpose to suggest a conspiracy that the government is using covid testing to track the population as part of their "grand plan".

A lot of terms like this and "Plandemic" etc. have cropped up over this whole thing.

But yeah, that makes them even more idiots in my book than the people who are just saying it wrong.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #846 on: 22 Jul 2020, 20:09 »
The new Windows calculator icon. It is just so ugly - what were they thinking?

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #847 on: 23 Jul 2020, 04:55 »
The new Windows calculator icon. It is just so ugly - what were they thinking?

It was probably one of those "Bob, just finish the damn thing so we can all go get drunk!" type situations.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #848 on: 23 Jul 2020, 10:30 »
Or maybe it was "Bob, go get drunk and then finish the damn thing"
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #849 on: 23 Jul 2020, 12:24 »
Or maybe it was "Bob, go get drunk and then finish the damn thing"

 (laugh)