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 Incredible I.T. abnormality 12 Dec 2017:


An explanation is due for an email remitted from under the Subject heading “The words women use” (copy below). An absolutely amazing occurrence was responsible for the delivery to your address, one which - to date - defies explanation. Incredible!

                 With exception of a group of 5 recipients in one specific entity, I never put multiple email addresses, open, in remittances; only ever in blind copy, for privacy apart from security concerns. The above-mentioned email was sent, by myself, privately to 5 people in blind copy and only 3 of those were on the OBU list. Amazingly, it was disseminated – in open email addresses – and NOT to the current OBU recipients in my Outlook contacts, but to those in a superceded OBU list, which wasn’t even in my current Contacts list in Outlook. It was, however, still on my hard drive. Amazing! Even tech support at my Server has no answer, to date (13 Dec 2018).

                 Addressing issues such as this, among a myriad of other OBU duties, is a time-consuming but not a thankless task. Thanks do come with regularity. I believe that that is much of the currency which keeps the OBU Executive functioning. Regardless of the publications, there are always opinions for, and against, what is printed … ahhhh the joys of editing.

 Kym Derriman, Editor, Blue & Blue.



(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in death.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.




*LC Year refers to those who sat the LC or HSC in that year and also to their classmates who left school in earlier years.


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