Sunday, February 14, 2010
Gibberish is a generic term in English for talking that sounds like speech, but carries no actual meaning. This meaning has also been extended to meaningless text or gobbledygook. The common theme in gibberish statements is a lack of literal sense, which can be described as a presence of nonsense. The word may derive from the word "jabber" ("to talk nonsense"), with the "-ish" suffix to signify a language; alternatively, the term gibberish may derive from the eclectic mix of English, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi and Arabic spoken on the British territory of Gibraltar, which is unintelligible to non-natives.
The term was first seen in English in the early 16th century . A common theory is that the word comes from the name of the famous 8th-century Islamic alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan, whose name was Latinized as "Geber", thus the term "gibberish" arose as a reference to the incomprehensible technical jargon often used by Jabir and other alchemists who followed. A second explanation is from the British colony Gibraltar (from Arabic Gabal-Tariq, meaning Mountain of Tariq), whose residents frequently speak in Spanish and English during their conversations. Gibraltarians will often start a sentence in Spanish and switch to English halfway through, making it difficult for non-locals to follow.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Isn’t it great that we finally got the sub shop employees to start wearing disposable gloves while they are making our subs?
You know what I mean; the guy with the bits of dirt or whatever under his fingernails! They use to think we liked to have him take five or six slices of ham or whatever and dig his nails into the pile in order to separate each piece. When he was done with that, he would ask if you wanted cheese. I can still recall how long it would take to get the cheese slices apart. Dig, Dig, dig!
So he has the gloves now but I don’t understand why he still feels that it is necessary to tuck his hair up under his hat rub his nose or scratch his ass while he’s in between green peppers and onions. Thanks, but I don’t even touch my own head when I’m making my sandwiches.
Monica Lewinsky - Former White House under Bill Clinton
Rock Hudson - Signed with Universal-International in 1948 and loaned to Warner Bros. (no pun intended) so he was technically an employee of the studio.
Nominate Employees in history who sucked
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Look; Senator Obama is definitely not a stupid employee. He should be the next President. Take a look at his speech, I realize it's a bit long but it's worth it. He will rid the Hill of stupid employees.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Even though we still have a way to go, I think it's safe to say that Governor Eliot Spitzer is the State of New York's stupid employee for the month for March.
Please feel free to nominate next month's Stupid Employee of the Month. Don't forget t tell us why. If you have a picture or video link that would be great!
Nominate a Stupid Employee of the Month
Saturday, March 15, 2008
TO: ALL EMPLOYEES
SUBJECT: SICK DAYS
We will no longer accept a doctor's note as proof of sickness. If you were well enough to go to the doctor, you were well enough to have come to work. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your immediate supervisor.