“Sex” = “Sleep With”? Why?

Ever wonder why we use the phrase “I slept with him/her” when we really mean “I had sex with him/her”? I mean, (let’s face it) if it’s good, there should be no sleeping involved, right?

Why do we not say what we mean? Is it because the phrase “had sex with” is so crass that it shouldn’t be used in “polite” company? And if you are in “polite” company, would you really be talking about “sleeping with” someone anyway? If you’re going to talk about it, why not use the correct terminology?

Just wondering…

Toshiba shows off 13.3-inch Android 4.0 tablet with TV tuner

Toshiba shows off 13.3-inch Android 4.0 tablet with TV tuner

Toshiba is showing off a new tablet in Germany that has a 13.3-inch display and runs Android 4.0. The tablet, dubbed AT330, is on display at Toshiba World 2012 in Bonn, and Techfokus managed to get a close look and gather a few details. In addition to its massive size, which is nearly double that of the AT270, the AT330 also features a Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and a TV tuner — complete with an antennae that can be pulled out of the body.

A TV tuner? Really?! What is this, 1998?

I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that these manufacturers will try anything to get their foothold established in the tablet market. But, I certainly would not have expected a freaking TV tuner to be one of those “specs” that they pulled out of the trash heap from a decade (or more) ago.

What sells me on it though is the extendable antenna. Yeah, that’s…modern. I believe my parents just called from the late 80’s. They said they want their portable television back.

Just weird.

from The Verge

Lighten Up

Lighten Up!

Sometimes, even the unsubtle jabs are hard to combat. What do you say to the guy who sits across from you when you dress up and makes a comment to everyone about it? “Oop, Katie’s got the low cut dress on today! I know where I’m sitting!” Say something, and derail the meeting? Go to HR and get stuck with his work when they move or can him? Get transferred off the best team and languish somewhere else? Start wearing sweaters, even though my breasts feel like they’re boiling in there (yup, that’s one reason women like low tops, guys)? Which label do I want to be stuck with today? Ice Queen or Slut?

What is wrong with you? It was one comment! I bet you’d sue him if he complimented your shoes.

Lighten up.

Maybe I’m just naive, but I was taken aback by some of the things Katie mentions here. Even in the jokey, sometimes raucous place that I work, there is a line. And to my knowledge (at least), no one has crossed it. Especially in the blatant manner as described in the excerpt above. If you dare, read some of the comments. They’re (how shall I say) enlightening.

from The Real Katie