Author Topic: TOBAGO  (Read 1458 times)

hellymedic

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TOBAGO
« on: 28 June, 2022, 07:02:31 pm »
In uk.rec.sheds, we sometimes mistyped something in our postings and thought we'd accept/adopt the terms created.
This was known as a TOBAGO - TypO But A Good One.

I was reading yesterday about Audax cycling and the diet of Ride Pudding...

ElyDave

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #1 on: 28 June, 2022, 07:51:58 pm »
We have one in our house, more a spoonerism-ish, in that someone got a bit muddled between object and implement which resulted in a tongue in cheek threat with a heavy oblement
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #2 on: 28 June, 2022, 09:26:41 pm »
We have one in our house, more a spoonerism-ish, in that someone got a bit muddled between object and implement which resulted in a tongue in cheek threat with a heavy oblement
That makes me think of Oblomov. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblomov

But we're getting sidetricked from Tobago here. It shouldn't be long till one turns up though, this forum is a rich source.
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hellymedic

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #3 on: 28 June, 2022, 09:39:53 pm »
Ride Pudding was posted on Facebook by a member of this parish...

Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #4 on: 29 June, 2022, 09:17:57 pm »
Long ago, this forum spawned "porn mat" instead of "porn mag".

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Kim

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #5 on: 29 June, 2022, 09:31:58 pm »
Do wedding goggles qualify?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #6 on: 29 June, 2022, 10:39:56 pm »
Do wedding goggles qualify?
Is that when 'beer goggles' last all the way up the aisle?
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Kim

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #7 on: 29 June, 2022, 10:50:26 pm »
Do wedding goggles qualify?
Is that when 'beer goggles' last all the way up the aisle?

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=82661.msg1700580#msg1700580 refers.  And handily demonstrates that while undeniably A Good One, it wasn't actually a typo.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #8 on: 29 June, 2022, 10:52:17 pm »
Do wedding goggles qualify?
Is that when 'beer goggles' last all the way up the aisle?

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=82661.msg1700580#msg1700580 refers.  And handily demonstrates that while undeniably A Good One, it wasn't actually a typo.
:thumbsup:
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Clare

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #9 on: 30 June, 2022, 09:47:32 am »
What about the Tregaron Mountain Toad?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #10 on: 06 July, 2022, 12:55:20 pm »
Rogerzilla's latest post deserves a place here:
Starmer's speechwriter described the Gory* front bench as a Z-list cast of nodding dogs, which is rather good.

BloJo predictably mentioning Ukraine and Trident.  He looks desperate.

*typo but worth keeping
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #11 on: 06 July, 2022, 12:56:12 pm »
We have one in our house, more a spoonerism-ish, in that someone got a bit muddled between object and implement which resulted in a tongue in cheek threat with a heavy oblement
That makes me think of Oblomov. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblomov

But we're getting sidetricked from Tobago here. It shouldn't be long till one turns up though, this forum is a rich source.
No one going to say it?
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ElyDave

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #12 on: 06 July, 2022, 01:08:46 pm »
Another Gory tactic, to sidetrick you from the real issue
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #13 on: 06 July, 2022, 01:15:15 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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cygnet

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #14 on: 11 July, 2022, 09:16:20 pm »
TV Need [News] channels
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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #15 on: 21 July, 2022, 01:54:21 pm »
Not a funny topic, but an amusing self-own. 


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Beardy

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #16 on: 21 July, 2022, 02:25:25 pm »
BT has an internal news website (formally an internal newspaper mailed to every employee). You know the sort of thing, heavy on the achievements of the company and the individual exploits of the senior managers. Propaganda by any other name. This august publication was (is?) titled BT Today.

BT also had an internal news server1 set up sometime in the early 90s by tech savvy employees on a bit of spare kit. Being an unofficial service, it became a place for, among other things, gently criticism of management policy. Somewhere along the line someone was referring to the internal propaganda sheet and mistyped it BT Toady. The BT was quickly dropped and the paper became known as the Toady from there on in.

1. The server was set up and run by people off the books on redundant kit, often under peoples desks. It was tolerated by management, initially because they knew nothing off it, then because we were a tech firm, and we did tech things. Over the years, management set up various competing internal social meja servers, but these mainly attracted marketing and other none technical types, while the news server continued to be the chosen meeting place of the more technical amongst us. A combination of the tightening up of PC installs and the lack of a newsreader in the SF portfolio along with the dwindelling numbers of independently minded internet pathfinders being employed saw the news server traffic reduce 1000s of posts a day down to a couple of hundred a month by the time I left.
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TheLurker

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #17 on: 21 July, 2022, 02:35:42 pm »
In the comments page of an article on The Register, recently, "Mictosoft".  Which, given that Co's piss-taking tendencies, struck me as apt.
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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #18 on: 21 July, 2022, 02:37:30 pm »
Can we have verbal typos?

https://twitter.com/mattnorton70/status/1549408201480830977?t=yhAKYzia1S0sv3FtIo-umQ&s=08

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #19 on: 21 July, 2022, 02:54:41 pm »
BT has an internal news website (formally an internal newspaper mailed to every employee). You know the sort of thing, heavy on the achievements of the company and the individual exploits of the senior managers. Propaganda by any other name. This august publication was (is?) titled BT Today.

BT also had an internal news server1 set up sometime in the early 90s by tech savvy employees on a bit of spare kit. Being an unofficial service, it became a place for, among other things, gently criticism of management policy. Somewhere along the line someone was referring to the internal propaganda sheet and mistyped it BT Toady. The BT was quickly dropped and the paper became known as the Toady from there on in.

1. The server was set up and run by people off the books on redundant kit, often under peoples desks. It was tolerated by management, initially because they knew nothing off it, then because we were a tech firm, and we did tech things. Over the years, management set up various competing internal social meja servers, but these mainly attracted marketing and other none technical types, while the news server continued to be the chosen meeting place of the more technical amongst us. A combination of the tightening up of PC installs and the lack of a newsreader in the SF portfolio along with the dwindelling numbers of independently minded internet pathfinders being employed saw the news server traffic reduce 1000s of posts a day down to a couple of hundred a month by the time I left.


It's still trundling on.  I believe there is a Farcebook version for ex members somewhere,  but that would involve setting up an account. 


Some _interesting_ people used to post there, I'm surprised some of it was allowed.  Jon McCulloch....  :jurek:
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hellymedic

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #20 on: 22 July, 2022, 12:58:03 am »
Clap for the workers!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #21 on: 22 July, 2022, 09:02:36 am »
CTD: Culinary Transmissible Disease.
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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #22 on: 22 July, 2022, 12:02:21 pm »
Someone at work is selling an eclectic oven.

I assume it cooks all sorts of food.
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Beardy

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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #23 on: 22 July, 2022, 11:33:31 pm »

It's still trundling on.  I believe there is a Farcebook version for ex members somewhere,  but that would involve setting up an account. 

Some _interesting_ people used to post there, I'm surprised some of it was allowed.  Jon McCulloch....  :jurek:
Yes, I’m a member of the Farcebook group. There’s some former stalwarts of .misc still posting occasionally. Jon was a fine chap, if a little anti management. Some stuff of course wasn’t allowed, do you remember the car compound cam carry on? And then there was Darren T’s enforced hiatus from all the news groups for excessive posting, even though the majority of that posting was helping people with technical questions.
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Re: TOBAGO
« Reply #24 on: 23 July, 2022, 12:10:17 am »
I remember the name Darren T, but that's all.  I might be getting Jon's work postings confused with some of the stuff he posted on alt.f**king.peeves  which was quite robust....   ISTR he was a celebrant of the Cult of Father Darwin mailing list, which was definitely nasty! 


There was another chap who was a beer enthusiast but famously hated cats....    This was all at a great remove as it was always mainly people at the labs or London,  provincials like me were not well represented. 


Had a manager call me earlier asking if I was going to be taking part in the upcoming strike.....  he had to let HR know who's pay to dock.... >:(
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