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axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 04-05-2005 03:27

I think this is a classic office pastime

Office rowing

No Sig ?

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-05-2005 03:35

A classic indeed. But it still works.
I'm always amazed by the phlegm of the people working nearby.

ZaddyDog
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 04-05-2005 04:06

Yep, a true classic..and still funny.

quote:
poi said:

I'm always amazed by the phlegm of the people working nearby.



Poi: are you a francophone? Surely you mean "flegme" which is French for cool or calm.
"Phlegm", on the other hand is the disgusting gunky brownish, yellowish, greenish slime that slithers out of your lungs, runs down your throat, and out you mouth...particulary when you have pneumonia.

non?

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-05-2005 04:17

ZaddyDog: Welcome in the Asylum,

As the infos in the Author cell says, I'm from France. Donc oui, je suis francophone.
When writing my post I checked Dictionary.com: phlegm for the orthograph. It can have a medical meaning, but in every other case it means utterly cool whatever happen.

ZaddyDog
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 04-05-2005 04:29

Poi: thank you for the welcome..merci.

You are right..i was very surprised to see that phlegm can also mean "cool" in English.
It's quite amusing when you think of it though, because there is nothing cool about this pus-like substance.

I remain confident, as well, that to compliment someone on their phlegm in English would certainly have them raise their eyebrows!
[did that bastard see me hork in the bossman's coffee this morning?]

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-05-2005 05:04

Wow. Learn something new every day.

Trust me, ZD is right: phlegm may list more than one meaning, but only the first one counts!

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-05-2005 05:29

Great. Now I'm going to have to use it more often.
"The kids are monsters and driving me nuts. They need more phlegm."
Um, yeah.

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-05-2005 05:45

Fun stuff but funnier yet are the co-workers who don't even bat an eye.


quote:
[did that bastard see me hork in the bossman's coffee this morning?]




ZDog: Next time you do that shout "Oysters for the poor!" =)

And Welcome btw.

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