Date: Wed Feb 28 17:26:30 2007 Back to Contents

Author: LeRoy Frahm

Subject: Re: LabGuy Rot Suggestions

Post:
Let me change it to "Lab-acazam", its smoother...

On Feb 28, 2007, at 3:17 PM, LeRoy Frahm wrote:

> How about "Lab-allacazam" ! we all perform magic!!
>
> LeRoy
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2007, at 2:24 PM, Daniel A Margulies wrote:
>
>> I'm going to vote for 'Lab-wallah' or 'demo-wallah'
>>
>> dan
>>
>> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Perry Godwin wrote:
>>
>>> "Lab peeps" is certainly better than "lab perps" (i.e.
>>> perpetrators). ;>))
>>>
>>> Perry Godwin
>>> Physics Lab Technician
>>> Lansing Community College
>>> Email: godwip@lcc.edu
>>> Tel: (517) 483-9653
>>> Cell: (517) 927-2155
>>> Pgr: (517) 232-0030
>>> Fax: (517) 483-1003
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-
>>> owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Harding
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:01 PM
>>> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>>> Subject: Re: [tap-l] LabGuy Rot Suggestions
>>>
>>> There seem to be a plethora of 'peeps' shirts these days (as in
>>> truncated form of "people"/yummy marshmallow candy chicks (baby
>>> chickens, not to be confused with broads)). I have a student with a
>>> different 'peeps' shirt for every day of the week, as in 'hanging
>>> with
>>> my peeps'.
>>> Why not 'lab peeps'... "gender neutral", "modern", dare I say it,
>>> "hip"!
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-
>>> owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
>>> Behalf Of Megan Yasuda
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:36 PM
>>> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>>> Subject: Re: [tap-l] LabGuy Rot Suggestions
>>>
>>> I guess I'll chime in my two cents worth. Wearing a shirt that says
>>> "Lab Guy" would probably cause a few odd looks in my direction.
>>> Saying
>>> to a group of people whom are both genders means one thing, but
>>> being
>>> female and wearing a "Guy" shirt can mean something else.
>>>
>>> However, since there don't seem to be any better alternatives,
>>> perhaps
>>> this is the only resolution. "Lab Person" just doesn't flow.
>>> Are you
>>> better off with using another offensive word such as "HyperGeek"
>>> which
>>> is gender neutral?
>>>
>>> Meg
>>>
>>> cablem wrote:
>>>> As I said, I'm as apt to say "The PIRA guys" as the next
>>>> person...but,
>>>
>>>> it is an issue to some people. I've gotten more sensitive about it
>>>> having gained more friends in the transgendered community and
>>>> really
>>>> now see bio sex and gender identity as two different things. I know
>>>> that it ends up being a PC argument, which I actually hate, but...
>>>>
>>>> You're quite right that "guys" has become slang for "all". I
>>>> seem to
>>>> be the only female complaining and I'm willing to shut up about
>>>> it if
>>>> everyone else is happy. In all honestly, I'd buy and wear a Lab Guy
>>>> T-shirt...but I wouldn't necessarily feel that those reading it
>>>> would
>>>> "get" that I'm a lab guy. Still funny though, which is the point.
>>>>
>>>> BTW, my title is Lab Manager. It's really not what I do. "Guy" or
>>>> "Tech" work equally well for me. "Deity" works too!
>>>>
>>>> I'm gonna miss my DEMOLADY license plate when I move.
>>>>
>>>> Chele
>>>>
>>>> On 2/28/2007 11:16 AM, Bill Norwood wrote:
>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Megan Yasuda
>>> Physics Lab Technician/Radiation Safety Officer
>>> University of Northern Iowa
>>> Department of Physics
>>> (319) 273 6234
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Dan Margulies
>> University of Maryland, College Park
>> Physics Lecture Demonstration Group
>> 301.405.5995
>>
>> ----------------------------
>>
>> "If you can't be a big wheel in the great machine, at least try
>> to be a
>> good screw."
>>
>> - Anon
>


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