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Having to Google to understand and email...
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Dogwarden
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:30
Email from city lawyer... the other side.

He wrote he was "Jonesing for" some information.

I had to Google what he meant.

Is this really common parlance in a professional email?
pancake humper
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:33
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It's a very common phrase, yes.

Not something I'd use in a formal email, but pretty harmless if it's just regular back and forth stuff.
Dogwarden
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:36
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He also used "riding the pine" previously to indicate he wasn't attending a meeting. I misinterpreted and thought he was at a funeral....
Force me Jaw
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:37
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I've never heard that expression either.
Spodric
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:39
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I misread it as "riding the pipe" which suggested he was doing things other than law.
Spodric
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:40
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he is "jonesing" to be "riding the pipe".

sounds a bit shagdesperate to me.
Dogwarden
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:41
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I think riding the pine means being on the reserve bench.

All very confusing!
camenbert
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:44
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are you talking to someone from a rural part of America?

it sounds like he's trying to hard. Are you sure he's not a Russian trying to masquerade?

no, no, I am americanski, look how I drink my nice budweiser with a cold . y'all
Cyprian
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:46
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fire him. But tell him you've hotpotato'd his ass.
Dogwarden
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:47
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English 3 year pqe. Tries very hard to be cool. Is holding the fort on something and trying to shine.

I wish he'd shut up now.
Cru de Ville
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:50
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What does riding the pine mean???

And "jonesing" is a drug reference, isn't it? Very odd thing to be saying in "professional" correspondence.
Buzz.
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:53
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He sounds like a tw@. I'll bet he has answered someone with a "Sure. That's right in the centre of my wheelhouse!" relatively recently.
Dogwarden
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:54
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Riding the pine is being in reserve. I thought pine and pine box and thought he meant he was at a funeral....I had to Google it when it became obvious I was wrong....
Jethro Oldenoughtoknowbetter
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:54
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If I was dealing with him I'd have told him to f*ck off a long time ago.
Spodric
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:55
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should be extinguished with some sort of flaming something, possible pushed into a volcano.
Cru de Ville
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:56
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Yep, it means craving smack. He is a fool and should be killed.
camenbert
Posted - 11 January 2018 15:56
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he wouldn't understand Jethers, you'd need to say something like "Right you rooting-tooting varmint - I'm taking a mighty big dislike you, so you'd better get on the next stage out of town before I round up a hornswoggling on you"
Tricksy Woo
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:00
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Can you make a sneer that his apparent aspirations to be a writer do not make his communication any clearer and can he please refrain from dicking about or risk being nuked from space or used as guinea pig for a new experimental rock crusher?
Cyprian
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:13
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Hi Toby

Do you know what I hate? I hate people throwing out kooky catchphrases. Stop it. Or I'm not paying any more bills.

Are we clear?

Great.

Transdimensional_Sex_Bee
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:27
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Sounds like an absolute weapon.
point and laugh
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:29
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What a bellend
Buzz.
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:29
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Yo Cyp!

I'm on the other side. Couldn't give a coyote's ass in a Tennessee whorehouse whether Doggerz pays any bills.

[lots of spaces] Very truly yours.

T.Watt, Esq.
Transdimensional_Sex_Bee
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:29
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Bet he rofs.
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:29
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I have not heard of any of those sayings and they should not be encouraged, it makes the user of them look like twat
Judy_Carter
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:52
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I used to work with a North American lawyer who was always "opening that kimono"
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 11 January 2018 16:53
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That there Judy is enough to get them smacked with a keyboard
Barnsbury
Posted - 11 January 2018 17:29
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Someone need to open a can of whupass on him.
One more time
Posted - 11 January 2018 18:02
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encourage the pooer fucker I say. We've had some entertainment from him.
InfiniteMonkeyTheorem
Posted - 11 January 2018 19:49
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What one time said
Vinnie Gambini
Posted - 11 January 2018 22:18
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Send him an email, addressed to another person on the deal, talking about how he's a weapons grade twat...

Then follow up with a "Sorry, wrong person pls ignore" then another "I was talking about a different Toby FTAOD. Chz. Thx. Bye"

then one final one ... "[Third person], look what I sent to Toby by mistake below" (still sent to his email address only)

food in it if you actually do this...