[time-nuts] P word in my mails

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Wed Apr 1 13:12:24 UTC 2009

Gee, and I thought he was talking about Pascal. :-)


Mike Naruta AA8K wrote:
> Not to worry Ulrich, he was using a form
> of derisive humor.  He was insulting Prologix
> as undesirable.
> It would be similar to referring to Microsoft
> as the M-word.
> Mike - AA8K
> Ulrich Bangert wrote:
>> Steve,
>> after I read your mail I have been completely perplexed because I could by
>> no stretch of imagination detect where you had found the aforesaid P word in
>> my mail. It needed the help of some English speaking friends and a search in
>> my last mails to find out that I have (possibly over a range of more than 30
>> years) used an American 5 letter word in another sense than most/all of you
>> seem to interprete it. 
>> I HAVE seen the aforesaid word on some doors during my visits to he United
>> States and I HAVE understood the meaning of the word in this context. But I
>> swear that I have not been aware of the fact that the aforesaid word is used
>> EXCLUSIVELY for the location behind these doors. If I had been aware of that
>> I would have never used this word in a conversation because that is simply
>> not my style. 
>> Instead, I have been believing (and I swear this is the truth) that the
>> aforesaid word is used by a gentlemen to address a group of other gentlemen
>> just as a "Hi folks" among noble people but avoiding the highly offical
>> salutation "Gentlemen", in a sense a laid-back use of "Gentlemen".
>> Clearly this is a mistake of mine that I cannot other than to apologize for!
>> If anyone of you has felt offended or in any other way been affected by my
>> wrong use of this word: Sorry for that, that was NOT my intention in using
>> this term. I have started a lot of my posts to this group with this word
>> because of the high s/n ratio to be found here and the extremely well
>> educated people in the group that I hold in high regard.
>> Someone should have told me before! If you find this word in one of my
>> earlier posts substitute it with "Gentlemen" because that is what was ment. 
>> Thank you Steve for pointing at that. If you had not done it I would
>> propably have used the word in a wrong sense for the rest of my life.      
>> Best regards
>> Ulrich Bangert
>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com 
>>> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] Im Auftrag von Steve Rooke
>>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 1. April 2009 11:57
>>> An: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>>> Betreff: Re: [time-nuts] Prologix
>>> This man said the P word without any form of apology :-)
>>> 73
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