Vocabulary Issues

One day last week we decided we needed to restore one of our databases.  Turns out the SCSI card on the UNIX box went bad, so our DBAs had to jump through some hoops to get the database back to where we needed it to be.  For those not tech savy the DBAs worked some magic.  When the database was back I sent an e-mail to the group stating that “After a herculean effort on behalf of the DBAs…” we had our database back.

A member of our group ran with it and took the body of Hercules from the Disney cartoon and photoshopped the heads of the DBAs on it.  I went ahead and printed them out and made them into paper dolls that I then handed out to various members of our group.

Yesterday the DBAs ran into a Java problem.  It was my turn to help them, which doesn’t happen too often.  After solving the problem I returned to my desk.  One of the DBAs walked up to my cube and says to me “Thank you for your hermaphroditian effort.”  He repeated it one more time before the other DBA hopped him and asked him if he knew what he was saying.  He was trying to say “Aphroditian”.  I was laughing so hard I had tears just running down my face.  I really haven’t laughed that hard in years.

One Response to “Vocabulary Issues”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I was thinking about asking you to translate to English, but I recognize some of the words!

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