Date: Wed Feb 28 11:53:08 2007 Back to Contents

Author: Br. R. W. Harris

Subject: Re: LabGuy Rot Suggestions

Post:
Remember the old musical "Guys and Dolls"?

Br. Robert W. Harris
Iona Prep School
rwh04@ionaprep.org
http://IonaPhysics.org



> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Bill Norwood
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:17 AM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] LabGuy Rot Suggestions
>
>
> Hi Chele,
>
> I really appreciate your sensitivity and support on this, as
> I hope to guide this in its evolution into something
> assistive for persons experiencing real problems, while at
> the same time enabling most of us to partially identify and
> laugh a little.
>
> But your comment "I just don't want me, Annie, Patty, Kelly
> and some others to be called 'guys' is the strongest response
> I have ever heard on this, and now I pause.
>
> I had explained in a separate e-mail my "LabGuy" usage, and
> the female Tapper seemed to understand and accept it. My
> explanation was that I hear female students around here at U
> of MD referring to each other as "you guys" all the time.
> Would it be relevant or appropriate to ask you, Annie, Pattie
> and others to just incorporate this younger thinking? I am
> also concerned about the term LabGuys&Girls, because some
> women don't like to be called "girls." (However if you girls
> might agree that that would be better I would be happy to
> commence its usage.) And, wouldn't "ladies" be too formal for
> this relatively casual medium. And I don't think that "women"
> or "females" would fit in here either.
>
> I had abandoned the Technician Rot terminology because it
> would leave out a large population, the lab managers.
>
> Would just usually using a slang plural, LabGize, be of any help?
>
> Thanks for your feedback.
>
> Bill Norwood
> Technician
> U of MD Physics
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of cablem
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:54 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] LabGuy Rot Suggestions
>
> I didn't mean to squash it...I think it's a riot! I just
> don't want me,
> Annie, Patty, Kelly and some others to be called 'guys'.
> However, I have
> to admit, I'm at a loss as to what we SHOULD say. We
> eliminated "tech".
> What else works? Hmmm...what about guru?
>
> Chele
>
>
> On 2/27/2007 4:12 PM, Tony Papirio wrote:
> > How come everybody got so quiet all of a sudden?
> >
> > cablem wrote:
> >
> >> Well...not to be politically correct or something ('cause
> I'm just as
> >> apt to say "PIRA guys" as the next person)...but...last time I
> >> checked not all of us had dangly boy parts. I know "tech"
> isn't quite
> >> the term we like, but at least its not gender-biased. Just
> sayin'...
> >>
> >> Chele
> >>
> >> On 2/27/2007 1:21 PM, Gerald Zani wrote:
> >>
> >>> Bill,
> >>>
> >>> I LOVE your list...
> >>> BUT,
> >>>
> >>> You should change:
> >>>
> >>> G. Shared an Old Peculiar with Zig during his glory days.
> >>>
> >>> Also, your list is named wrong. It should be renamed to be:
> >>>
> >>> Lab Guy Matures to Sweet Perfection!! -- JZ
> >>>
> >>> At 11:49 AM 2/27/2007, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> A: Knows the location of everything in the Demo Room--
> or at least
> >>>> where it /was/ before someone borrowed it.
> >>>>
> >>>> B: Has every published edition of Halliday and Resnick.
> >>>>
> >>>> C: Personally knew Sutton.
> >>>>
> >>>> D: Knows the meaning of the the acronym "PIRA".
> >>>>
> >>>> E: Can set up any demonstration in any lecture hall on campus in
> >>>> 10 minutes flat. And is frequently asked to do so at the last
> >>>> minute...
> >>>>
> >>>> E: Has at least 195 of the "PIRA 200" demonstrations in their
> >>>> department collection.
> >>>>
> >>>> F: Can explain even the most basic demonstrations to the most
> >>>> advanced professors.
> >>>>
> >>>> G. Can recall the last dozen bars visited with Ziggy during AAPT
> >>>> meetings. 10? 6? 1??
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers.
> >>>>
> >>>> bill
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Machele Kindle
> Lab Manager
> Physics Dept.
> Wake Forest University
> Winston-Salem, NC 27109
>
> Phone: 336-758-5532
> Fax: 336-758-6142
>
>
> "Get Fuzzy"
>
> Bucky, the arrogant cat: Aaaaaaaa!
>
> Rob, the geeky owner: 11:55. Right on time for his nightly freakout.
>
> Satchet, the lovable dog: Ever notice how he runs circles in
> the same direction?
>
> Buckey: Yaaaaaaaa!
>
> Rob: Maybe the coriolis effect works on cats, too, eh?
>
> Satchet: Ha, ha! I have NO idea what that means!
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
>


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