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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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  2. Godot

    Godot Senior member

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    I think the Episcopalian ministers would get laid more often wearing charcoal or navy blue. Then again I don't know much about religion. :)
     


  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    People in my line of work who insist on putting "Esquire" after their names when signing letters. I mean, just putting "Douche" after your name makes the same point and saves you some ink.
     


  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I understand when signing letters but do you feel the same about official correspondence? It is a legal title after all.
     


  5. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Methinks nickels is one of those people who signs his name with esquire
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Last 4th of July weekend was the first time my arms were exposed to the elements in many, many years. It was also the first time in my life I received sunburn. To this day, close to a year later I still have the tan lines on my arms. That amazes me
     


  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by official correspondence - do you just mean letters written in your professional capacity, or something else? But yeah, I feel the same pretty much regardless of context. When people use it to highlight the fact that they are lawyers when signing their letters, I tend to assume either (1) they're insecure and have waaaaay to much of their ego invested in their choice of profession; and/or (2) they write a lot of letters to people who are relatively unsophisticated or don't deal regularly with lawyers, and hope that the emphasis will somehow be impressive or intimidating (e.g., they are small-potatoes collection lawyers). YMMV, obviously. I also don't have personalized license plates or cute punny t-shirts that scream "I'm a lawyer and you're not so suck it!!!!" at all the little people.

    If I'm sending letters in a professional capacity, it's evident from my letterhead, and generally from the context of the correspondence, that I'm a law-talking guy. If the recipient hasn't figured that out by the time they get to the end of the letter, I'm probably doing something wrong.



    Also: I'm no expert, but I think it might be stretching to call it a legal title, in any event. It's an honorific generally associated with lawyers, but it doesn't correspond (to my knowledge, at least) to a particular academic degree like J.D. or LLM, and I'm not aware of any official linkage to bar passage or other professional certification (like CPA, for example).



    I do, however, require all of my daughter's friends to address me as Juris Doctor Lawyerdad.
     
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  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Healthcare tends to be very credential driven and many (most?) folks tend to put a bunch of letters behind their names. Nurses that get into administration are the worse/funniest. You'll see:

    Jane Doe, RN, CCRN, CNML, C.

    So to start off with that's:

    Registered Nurse
    Critical Care Registered Nurse
    Certified Nurse Manager and Leader.

    So they've managed to point out they are a nurse three times and an RN twice. Impressive. Also impressive is knowing that to be a CCRN all you need is one year working as....wait for it...a critical care RN and then write a proficiency exam. To be a CNML all you have to do is, yeah, you guessed it, work as a manager of nursing staff. Don't even have to write an exam.

    Never figured out what that lone "C" is about.

    It can get pretty ludicrous.
     


  9. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I have a Project Management Professional certification, but I don't feel the need to put it in my title as HRoi, PMP. Everyone already knows I'm a PiMP
     


  10. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Oh, come on . . .
     


  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I once counted the letters I'm entitled to put after my name and it would look pretty stupid if I did that but I know folks what would. All I need after my signature is AAF (alpha as fuck).
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I just called someone to ask. I guess it means "certified." So, RN, C. Ugh.
     


  13. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I think your SF handle does that for you :rimshot:
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hate people who put "MBA" after their name. Fucking stupid. My email signature looks as follows:

    patrick BOOTH, Schmuck
     
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  15. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I bet you spell it that way to even look like more of a schmuck
     


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