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    Fax Transport Specialist black_box's Avatar
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    'Internet speak' in Journalism (and metro train operator falls asleep)

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...n-the-Job.html
    Latest Metro Fail: Sleeping on the Job
    ...Meanwhile, in the latest Metro fail, a 14-year-old boy took video of an operator apparently nodding off while a train is speeding down Green Line tracks between College Park and Greenbelt...
    I usually try to avoid talking like an internet nerd in public or with people I don't know, but is this becoming more common? Is there still a line between what is acceptable for business/professional conduct and more personal communication? Maybe I'm expecting too much from a news blog (even though its NBC, not a personal one).

    Taking a nap between stops while you operate public transportation seems to be a very efficient use of one's time, too.

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    huh?

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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    oh lord.

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    I can haz train ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    in uther newz, mah tiperiter haz brokun shift key

    Honestly though, that's dumb. Perhaps the author has gotten so used to poor grammar that they didn't even realize they nounified a verb, in which case they're dumb for not proofreading or just plain dumb, or perhaps they thought it was cute, in which case they're dumb for having no dignity when writing professionally.
    "The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

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