Today, during the dev meeting I run, I was asked to "tone down" my language. The two obvious responses:


Or my preferred method


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    "Oi, supervisor! *lil john voice* Tone down for what?"
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    "...there's a reason I'm in a role that is absolutely not customer facing. Want pretty talk? Go hang out with marketing and sales."
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    Fuck that.
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    @mhudson wish we were allowed to say that
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    I was asked the same about inappropriate work jokes from the CTO.

    "I can't promise that" worked a lot better as a response than I had initially anticipated.
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