Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Loose Batteries

Anyone who works in an office is bound to come across some great "office lingo". You know what I'm talking about. Those crazy things people (mainly people who like to think they are important) say when you are in meetings or sometimes you get lucky and they actually put them in an email and you have proof that they said them and you weren't just hearing things. I could go off on a rant an list a bunch ("Open the Kimono", "Give Away the Farm", "Strawman"....etc.), but I don't want to get off topic.

The topic I'm hear to discuss is "Loose Batteries". Today I encountered two emails from the same fellow with these two words that I usually associate with broken TV remotes just plopped in his emails. I can't give you the whole emails, but let me just tell you that in the emails there was no mention anywhere of TV remotes or anything that may or may not have loose batteries. Here are the two excerpts:

"...If you have a way to do that via quick broadcast, please loose batteries in the interest of time and copy me....."

"...If you need more than I provided in my replies, by all means loose batteries..."

Through research I have figured out what he meant, but upon the first 5 reads I had no idea. Anyone want to guess? I'll give you one clue: The guy use to be in the Navy.


At 11:52 AM, May 26, 2006, Blogger Kirk said...

wow, that's a new one... I might steal it just to confuse the hell out of the people I work with.

At 12:15 PM, May 30, 2006, Blogger mj said...

LOL...well here's the definition for you so at least you'll know what you are talking about:

Loose Batteries refers to naval ships when it was time for war/fighting. They'd open up the batteries and begin firing. So it can be used to say something to the effect of "go ahead and do that", but in a much cooler way.

boy that was a bad explanation...good thing I'm not in the Navy, they'd kick me out!


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