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rolexpo
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I hate how some people cannot write coherent fucking sentences in an email. I wish I can vote them off to relearn English. When you're describing a fucking issue, you cannot use words like criss cross. WTF does that even mean?!!

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    Condescending.

    I like it!
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    https://macmillandictionary.com/dic...

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    intransitive/transitive to form a pattern of straight lines that cross one another

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    transitive to go across a place and back again many times, taking a different path each time

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    It does help though to use simple terms when explaining to others and not have us having to resort to google to try and figure out what someone means when they use a word common to them, but not to us.
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    The best are the who leave out important.
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    @Nanos I am a native speaker, so I understand what criss cross means. But the original sender of this email used it in a context that infuriated me without additional details.

    Exm: X is criss crossed does not give me sufficient information even with the word's meaning.
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    Crisscross this and you'll get the pattern.

    Try to make sense out of this sentence.

    Even if you add context so that "this" isn't undefined, pattern is a problem.

    Yeah. Is it the one and only pattern I'll need to achieve? Is it one of many possible patterns? And so on.

    Explaination of a word doesn't help.

    Intentions should be precise.

    I think that @rolexpo meant emails like that....

    In germany there's a phrase: "jemandem alles aus der Nase ziehen müssen"

    Translated word by word: "to drag all out of someones nose".

    ...worm something out of somebody ;)
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    @rolexpo

    I often find the beginning of any communication between two (Or more..) people is not very exact, and it needs further questioning of what do they mean by X and Y, to better understand what folk are trying to say.

    I find it quite surprising how difficult it is to get even a simple point across from one person to another.

    Though I am reminded in a previous job that whenever I called in IT to fix a problem, I barely had to say more than one single word, for them to totally understand what the problem was, and fix it.

    Meanwhile, my manager would spend half an hour trying to explain the issue, and they still didn't know what he was on about..

    Of course, this can make dating difficult when you say something like:

    "Would like a coffee?"

    And the other person screams at you:

    "What do you mean, will I sleep with you on the first date!"

    "No, I mean, would you like to go to a cafe and get a cup of coffee together in public at a place that we both agree upon.."
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    The coffee thing incidently can then get complicated of course..

    Since, if you discuss it, then you aren't an alpha, since alpha's decide where to have the coffee !

    And if you don't pay for it, your tight and not generous..

    Who would have thought coffee would be so complicated..

    But why coffee, well..

    https://theguardian.com/science/...

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    Holding a warm cup of coffee was enough to make people think strangers were more welcoming and trustworthy, while a cold drink had the opposite effect, a study found.

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    @Nanos that cup observation is very interesting. Maybe I should carry around an empty mug whenever I'm expecting hostile forces.

    My original rant was expressing frustration on my coworker describing an issue. When I got the email I just expected a lot more coherent sentences to describe the problem.

    Exm: Instead of X is criss-crossed, it could be: Output of expected results are out of order. First entry is swapped with the last entry.

    Warren Buffett said the easiest way to increase your value is working on your communication. It's hard to find devs who are technically solid with great communication skills.
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